Illinois DNR and EPA Investigate 20-Mile Fish Kill Stretch in Livingston County

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Livingston County, IL – The Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), in coordination with the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has launched an investigation into a significant fish kill spanning approximately 20 miles along Rooks Creek in Livingston County. The area of concern starts about 0.75 miles south of Highway 24 near Weston and extends to 2000 N within the county.

This inquiry is driven by IDNR fisheries and wildlife biologists and conservation police officers, who are working closely with the Illinois EPA to uncover the cause behind the extensive fish deaths. The concerted effort between these agencies highlights a dedicated response to this environmental issue, with the aim of identifying the reasons for the fish kill and implementing measures to prevent future occurrences. The health and preservation of Rooks Creek’s ecosystem remain a priority as the investigation proceeds.

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