The Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed announced that several dozen fish have been found dead in Marsh Creek within the cities of Brentwood and Oakley.
According to the organization, late Monday, reports began coming in to Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed of numerous dead fish in Marsh Creek. By Tuesday, several dozen dead fish were found in two locations, one in Brentwood and one in Oakley.
Officials from the Department of Fish and Game, Contra Costa County, and the cities of Brentwood and Oakley are investigating the possible cause.
“Remember, nothing but rain should go down your storm drain, which empties into nearby waterways like Marsh Creek,” said FOMCW Program Director Rick Lemyre. “Runoff from watering your lawn, washing your car or hosing down your driveway can carry with it oil, fertilizer or other toxins.”
No further information was provided. For more information on the Friends of Marsh Creek Watershed, visit their website: www.fomcw.org