White River's Rebound Continues After 1999 Fish Kill
July 21st, 2012
Your chance to canoe and Kayak! Canoe Country provides the equipment: Canoes are $10/canoe
Kayaks are $5/kayak
And for your exemplary stewardship efforts you will receive a free t-shirt!
September 8, 2012
Registration begins at 8:30AM with the majority of volunteers finishing between 2pm and 4PM. Be sure to save the date!
The White River has received its cleanest bill of health since a major fish kill in 1999.
During a fall 2011 fish survey, Indiana Department of Natural Resources biologists collected 7,128 fish from 57 species at sample stations between Anderson and Indianapolis. This was the greatest number of species collected since the fish kill, and further proof that the river has recovered.
In December 1999, an estimated 4.3 million fish died as a result of a fish kill that started at the outfall of the Anderson Waste Water Treatment Plant and stretched 55 miles into downtown Indianapolis. The kill was traced to an industrial discharge from the Guide Corporation in Anderson.
A $6 million settlement overseen by the DNR, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service was used to restore the river. A 10-person citizen’s advisory committee assisted the agencies...