Low water levels threaten wildlife in Plainville pond - WFSB 3 Connecticut

Low water levels threaten wildlife in Plainville pond

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PLAINVILLE, CT (WFSB) -

Water levels at a popular Plainville pond are so low that wildlife is dying.

Dozens of fish have already floated to the edge of the pond at Paderewski Park, and it has a lot of people concerned.

“Very unique situation for people who live around the property here,” said Tom Borio of Plainville, who looks at Paderewski Pond in his backyard.

He noticed the water continue to drop over the past few weeks.

The fish are dying one-by-one and they are floating to the surface, washing up along the edges of the pond.

Plainville officials said the state’s Department of Energy and Environmental Protection are now involved.

They said the reason is the lack of rain, which has led to a lack of oxygen.

They also said it is not uncommon, especially with the hot summer.

There are no plans to put water back into the pond, as the cost would be too high.

A fishing tournament scheduled for next weekend is still on.

Town officials also said they contacted the health department, and officials said there is no health risk.

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