State: Pond’s fish die-off due to natural causes

After a large amount of fish were found dead in a Greenwood pond, a state investigation showed the fish likely died of natural causes.

Last weekend, the Greenwood parks department was called about a large number of fish found dead in a retention pond in Freedom Park on the city’s southwest side, said Rob Taggart, Greenwood parks and recreation director.

He didn’t know exactly how many fish were dead, but the number was concerning enough that his office contacted the state, he said.


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