ABILENE – Abilene residents living near the Lyle Lake private pond have been cleaning up hundreds of dead fish Monday morning.
On Monday, July 25, 2022, Warren Alkire, a resident, said the pond is the resident’s responsibility to clean and that the water level has never been as low as it is since he’s been a resident. Alkire was bagging the dead fish at putting them on the street for animal services to pick up
Texas Parks and Wildlife have not reviewed this fish kill but one of the main reasons they occur is low oxygen levels, extreme weather, algae blooms, or diseases.
In Abilene, the July weather has not been kind. According to the National Weather Service since April, there have been 57 days of 100 degrees or hotter and only two days in July under that 100-degree mark.