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Dozens of fish die after low oxygen levels in New River in Gonzales

Dead fish surface in the New River in Gonzales (Source: WAFB) Dead fish surface in the New River in Gonzales (Source: WAFB)
(Source: WAFB) (Source: WAFB)
GONZALES, LA (WAFB) -

A smelly problem has bubbled up in the Gonzales area. Dozens of dead fish have surfaced in the New River, around West Main Street.

The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries say the fish more than likely died over the weekend because of low oxygen levels in the water around that area.

Officials say the cause of the low oxygen in the water is not known at this time, but officials say the water is otherwise safe.

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