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.

Click here to report fish kill activity to DWR staff on your phone, tablet or PC.


Current Year Events (click on Kill Number for details)

Kill Number Date Waterbody Location County Mortality
WS17001 1/24/2017 Peters Creek Winston Salem Forsyth 200
MO17001 3/28/2017 Rone Branch Waxhaw Union 50
WL17001 3/29/2017 UT Mill Creek Jacksonville Onslow 35
MO17002 4/21/2017 Private Pond Ballantyne Mecklenburg 360
RA17001 4/26/2017 Private Pond Hillsborough Orange 250
FA17001 5/9/2017 Lake Sequoia Seven Lakes Moore 150
FA17002 5/9/2017 Lake Echo Seven Lakes Moore 100
AS17001 6/1/2017 Bald Creek near Waynesville Haywood 100
RA17002 6/2/2017 Private Pond New Hill Wake 225
WA17001 6/13/2017 UT to Swift Creek Vanceboro Craven 275
MO17005 7/13/2017 Mountain Island Lake Below Dam Mecklenburg 375
MO17003 7/25/2017 Badin Lake Badin Stanley 1800
MO17004 7/28/2017 Private Pond Huntersville Mecklenburg 200
MO17006 8/19/2017 Trib to Briar Creek Charlotte Mecklenburg 460
MO17007 8/31/2017 Trib to Six Mile Cr. Charlotte Mecklenburg 120
WA17002 9/1/2017 Trib to Middletown Cr. Middletown Hyde 3000
WA17003 9/19/2017 Lake Clermont James City Craven 2000
WA17004 10/9/2017 Neuse River New Bern Craven 500000

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