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.