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May 25--  This alert was issued this morning by the Ogeechee Riverkeeper.

One year ago, the Ogeechee River experienced the worst fish kill in the state of Georgia's history. As we approach another Memorial Day weekend, we are saddened to find more dead fish in the river.

 

On Wednesday, May 23, Ogeechee Riverkeeper received a citizen's complaint of dead fish at the 301 landing and promptly reported it to the Environmental Protection Division.

 

On Thursday, May 24, Georgia's Department of Natural Resources were at several landings along the Ogeechee River near the Bulloch/Screven County lines collecting dead fish.

 

At this point, officials do not have a cause for the deaths, but Bulloch, Effingham and Screven County Emergency Management Agencies have issued a swimming and fishing advisory for the Ogeechee River.

 

Ogeechee Riverkeeper is, and will continue to, monitor the river closely. Check our Facebook page for the latest updates.

 

Should you find dead fish, please report to:

Georgia EPD (1-888-373-5947 toll-free)

Effingham County Emergency Mgmt Agency (912-754-8200 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Bulloch County Emergency Mgmt Agency (912-489-1661)

Ogeechee Riverkeeper (1-866-942-6222 ext. 3)

 

To report an environmental emergency requiring immediate attention, such as a spill or chemical release, please call:

404-656-4863 or 1-800-241-4113