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Hundreds of dead fish removed from Pandan reservoir; water quality unaffected

Published on Jul 28, 2014 8:11 AM
 
The fishing and viewing deck at Pandan Reservoir. Hundreds of dead fish have been removed from Pandan Reservoir over the past few days by the authorities, and the clean-up was still ongoing yesterday afternoon. -- PHOTO: PUB

Hundreds of dead fish have been removed from Pandan Reservoir over the past few days by the authorities, and the clean-up was still ongoing yesterday afternoon.

National water agency PUB told The Straits Times that it had found low levels of dissolved oxygen in the reservoir water, which likely led to the deaths.

"This could be caused by a combination of factors such as dry weather, algae growth and decomposing organic matter taking up the dissolved oxygen," said a spokesman.

Tests on water samples showed the reservoir's water quality was not affected, but PUB said it would monitor the situation.

 
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