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NC Fish Kill Events

Fish kill information received by the DWR Water Sciences Section will be summarized at this site on a weekly basis during the fish kill season (June to October). Trained investigators must confirm that at least 25 fish were affected before the kill event is reported here.

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Current Year Events (click on Kill Number for details)

Kill Number Date Waterbody Location County Mortality
RA18001 1/29/2018 Quarry Pond Rocky Mount Nash 150
RA18002 2/9/2018 Falls Lake Barton Creek Wake 50
WA18001 2/26/2018 Atlantic Ocean Corolla Currituck 10,000
MO18001 4/23/2018 Long Creek Charlotte Mecklenburg 150
AS18002 5/2/2018 Clayton Creek near Bent Creek Buncombe 70
FA18001 5/4/2018 White Lake White Lake Bladen 115,000
RA18003 5/11/2018 Private Pond near Pinetops Edgecombe 15,000
WS18001 5/29/2018 Big Pine Cr near Barrett Alleghany 300
RA18004 5/30/2018 Private Pond Bear Creek Chatham 250
WA18002 6/1/2018 UT to Scuppernong Cr. Creswell Tyrell 1000
RA18005 6/19/2018 Ellerbee Creek Durham Durham 60
RA18006 6/22/2018 Kit Creek Morrisville Wake 60
AS18001 7/3/2018 French Broad River Rosman Transylvania 4300
WA18003 7/6/2018 Chowan River Colerain Bertie 2000
MO18002 7/16/2018 Timber Lake Charlotte Mecklenburg 2000
WA18005 8/13/2018 South Creek  Aurora Pamlico 200
MO18004 8/13/2018 Lake Norman near Dam Lincoln 730
WA18004 8/14/2018 Pamlico River Hawkins Beach Beaufort 9200
WA18006 8/17/2018 Pamlico River Sparrow Bay Beaufort 8000
WA18007 8/29/2018 Pamlico River Blounts Bay Beaufort 192,050
MO18003 9/8/2018 Guymanton Lake Charlotte Mecklenburg 750
WA18008 9/20/2018 Roanoke, Cashie Rivers Plymouth, Windsor Bertie 1200
WA18009 9/21/2018 Canal off North River near Grandy Currituck 400
WL18001 9/21/2018 Greenfield Lake Wilmington New Hanover 3000
FA18002 9/27/2018 Cape Fear River Lock and Dam 1 Bladen 5000
FA18003 9/27/2018 Cape Fear River Lock and Dam 2 Bladen 1000
WL18002 9/27/2018 Sutton Lake Wilmington New Hanover 250
WL18003 9/27/2018 NE Cape Fear River Castle Hayne New Hanover 2000
WL18004 10/1/2018 Waccamaw River near Old Dock Columbus 100,000

Map of Current Fish Kills

 

Historic Event Details and Maps

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Annual Fish Kill Reports

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Water Sciences Section 1621 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-1623 919.743.8400