Hundreds of dead fish found in a dam in Pénjamo, Mexico #fish #dam #Pénjamo #Mexico

Fish Kill Alert

Hundreds of fish died in the waters of the El Pochote community dam in Pénjamo. It is the second phenomenon that is recorded in the town in less than a month, the first event occurred in the Lerma River , between La Piedad Michoacán and the Penjamense communities of Santa Ana Pacueco and Cuatro Milpas .

Dead animals decompose in the open and generate rotten odors. Inhabitants of the place said that the problem began since last Friday and ask for the intervention of the authorities to establish the causes.

El Pochote is a Penjamense town that is located 2 kilometers from the municipal capital, has just under 500 inhabitants. In the town there is a small dam with a territorial extension of approximately 4 hectares, in this site the death of fish was recorded due to unknown causes.

Alberto Segura, a local resident, reported that on Friday the dead fish woke up floating on the banks of the reservoir. These are young mojarras, a size no larger than 15 centimeters long; Dead animals on water have attracted some scavenger species such as seagulls.

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