Council investigating cause of dead fish in Gold Coast lake

Council officers are investigating after hundreds of dead fish were found in a lake in Bundall this morning.

Locals woke to find mass amounts of floating fish at the Benowa flood channel.

A Gold Coast Council spokesperson has confirmed that officers are looking into the instance.


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Water testing is underway and the Department of Environment and Science has been notified.

Initial inquiries show that the mass-killing may have naturally occurred.

“There is no evidence of sewer spills in the area and officers have undertaken water sampling and in-situ testing today which indicates that this event is likely to be a continuation of the recent lake turnover event, which is a natural phenomenon.

“We apologise for any inconvenience and thank residents for their patience while crews work to clean up the dead fish,” a Council statement reads.

Officers will continue to monitor the situation over coming days.

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