Major Fish Kill at Rottenwood Creek 2/12/04
Contact: Nancy Poe, Chief of Resource Education, 678-538-1241
Thousands of fish are dead in Rottonwood Creek, along with salamanders and other organisms. At 2pm on Wednesday, February 11, a park visitor reported that there were dead fish lying in the bottom of the creek. Rottonwood Creek is a major tributary that flows into the Chattahoochee River within the Palisades unit in Cobb County. National Park Service biologists are working with the state to determine the source of this devastation. Until the cause of the fish kill can be determined, we are advising the public to avoid contact with Rottonwood Creek.
If anyone has information leading to the cause of the fish kill, contact the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area at 678-538-1321.