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Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 12:33pm

State Study Explains Fish Kill

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.