According to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers spokesperson Laurie Driver, nearly 2,000 fish died at the lake in Yell County the week of June 11th.
The Corps called in the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. Driver said the fish did not test positive for any parasites or disease.
Instead it seems the state's dry conditions are the cause.
"The high temperatures, the dissolving oxygen in the lake is low and sometimes we do have small fish kills because of it," Driver said. "These types of fish kills could continue with the high temperatures and little rain."
Driver advises people, especially on Corps of Engineers properties to contact them if they do come across dead fish so they can be tested to rule out disease and parasites as the cause.
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