WATCH: Council investigating cause of dead fish in Gold Coast lake

COUNCIL is investigating after around 100 dead fish were found floating in a Gold Coast lake this morning.

Locals were shocked after waking to find the dead fish in the waterways at Emerald Lakes.

In a statement to myGC on Wednesday, a Gold Coast City Council spokesperson confirmed officers were testing the water in an attempt to determine the cause.


“The City is aware of  approximately 100 dead fish at Emerald Lakes, Carrara,” the spokesperson said.

“City officers are investigating and will conduct water testing to determine likely causes.”

A site clean-up is expected to continue throughout today.


Vision supplied by Brendan Wong.

Around the same time last year, thousands of bream were found dead in waterways around Benowa and Bundall.

The cause was put down to freezing overnight temperatures.

“It appears this is a natural occurrence, related to when water temperatures drop significantly and impact oxygen levels,” council said in a statement at the time.