Abnormal Number Of Dead Fish Prompts Warning To Eugene-Springfield Residents

Jul 18, 2014

An abnormal number of fish deaths prompted the State of Oregon to warn people from eating fish or going in the water at the confluence of the Springfield Mill Race and Willamette River at Island Park down to Alton Baker Park.

The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality says dead fish have been showing up in the area and the cause of death is unknown at this time. As a precaution, people are warned to avoid the river water until more information is released. Dead fish or live ones caught in the area should not be consumed.

Again, the area in question is the confluence of the Springfield Mill Race and Willamette River at Island Park down to Alton Baker Park.