Dead fish at Anderson Park reported to the town of Carrboro Wednesday do not appear to have been killed by any problem at the pond there.
According to a town e-mail someone fishing at the park on N.C. 54 west of town saw some small dead catfish. Two public works employees went to the park and also spotted dead catfish (again relatively small in size), and the town contacted the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission, which sent a biologist.
"At this point it does not appear to be a water quality problem, but possibly linked to the fact that the pond was just stocked Tuesday of this week by the Wildlife Commission with new catfish (of relatively small size)," according to the e-mail sent to Town Manager Steve Stewart. "The pond is re-stocked once a month April thru September. The Wildlife Commission will be monitoring the situation along with the Town. Apparently, a similar situation is taking place at other ponds where fish were just delivered this week.
Another biologist from the Wildlife Commission, who is also monitoring the situation, does not think the fish previously in the pond will be affected.