Hundreds of dead fish found in Kings River

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Updated: 1/30 3:44 pm

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — State wildlife officials are investigating a fish kill at a popular angling spot in the Kings River near Fresno.

KFSN-TV reports that a fisherman took video of several clusters of hundreds of dead fish floating on the river and posted it to YouTube.

Chango Thao, says he made the video after being greeted at his favorite fishing spot by a horrible stench and hundreds of dead fish.

California Department of Fish and Wildlife spokesman Mike Conely says an investigation is underway, and that biologists believe the fish suffocated after getting stuck in an area of the river too small for them due to low flows.

Still, the department is taking water samples to make sure the fish kill was not caused by poisoning or pollution.

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