Officials report fish kill in Iowa City

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IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Officials say hundreds of dead fish will need to be removed from two ponds in an Iowa City neighborhood.

Cedar Rapids television station KCRG reports (http://bit.ly/1gQVa0Y ) the fish were recently discovered in two ponds in the Idyllwild neighborhood.

Kurt Kimmerling, president of the neighborhood’s homeowners association, says he sent an email to residents on Friday to notify them of the situation.

Kimmerling says some of the dead fish weigh up to 30 pounds. They started to surface as the ice melted.

The state Department of Natural Resources has been contacted. The agency says it expects similar cases in other Iowa cities.

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Information from: KCRG-TV, http://www.kcrg.com

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