Where can I take a water sample of our pond to check for agricultural...

Asked July 27, 2016, 9:11 AM EDT

Where can I take a water sample of our pond to check for agricultural chemicals that may have caused a large fish kill over the weekend. Please call me at 614-560-7111. I appreciate any help you can give me as I would like to prevent this from happening again.

Delaware County Ohio water testing and interpretation freshwater aquaculture fish health pond management pond water quality

1 Response

Most (as in almost all) large fish kills on ponds are the result of a sudden loss of dissolved oxygen. Low-oxygen events are, unfortunately, very fleeting and thus difficult to test unless measuring in situ. I will phone to discuss some details related to your unfortunate event.

Eugene