Thu., November 17, 2011 4:33pm (EST)

State Study Explains Fish Kill
By Dominick Brady
Updated: 3 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
 Expenses will cost taxpayers over $20,000. (photo courtesy of eutrophication& hypoxia)
Expenses will cost taxpayers over $20,000. (photo courtesy of eutrophication& hypoxia)
Low pH balance levels killed fish in Reedy and Brier creeks in Jefferson and Burke Counties. That's according to a state investigation.

According to a Georgia Wildlife Resources Division report, the source for the pH variance in the 18 miles of waterways is unclear.

Investigators collected nearly 13-thousand dead fish over a three day period in October.

The value of fish lost and investigation expenses cost taxpayers over $20,000.

A spokesperson from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division says it's too early in the investigation to make a statement.