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Savannah Riverkeeper: No fish kill


WTOC and the Savannah Riverkeeper visited the Back River and other bodies of water after a post on our Facebook page about a possible fish kill - but came up empty handed.

The Savannah Riverkeeper also received calls in their Augusta office of a fish kill.

They believed the calls for the issue on Tybee Island originated from someone at the campground at Tybee.

The original report was that the fish were found in the Tybee Creek, what locals call the Back River.

Joe Hinely with the Savannah Riverkeeper said the river is beautiful and he even saw shrimp.


"I've seen no sign of a fish kill. I do see fish moving in the water normally. Of course any time you have hot water like this, water tends to lose oxygen quickly and tends to have trouble holding oxygen so it is conceivable some fish could be challenged by that. I see no signs of that," he said. 

Hinely said he will just keep looking and also said fish kills aren't uncommon in the summer.

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