Ashland treatment plant investigated in fish kill



ASHLAND, Ore. — New water quality tests are planned at Ashland’s wastewater treatment plant as authorities investigate what killed about 100 small fish downstream in Ashland Creek.

City officials said records showed no change in oxygen or toxicity levels in the effluent that could account for the fish kill. The juvenile steelhead and other fish were found Sunday along a one-third-mile stretch of the creek.

The Mail Tribune reports some of the dead fish are being tested at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife’s fish pathology lab.