Federal and provincial government officials are investigating a fish kill in Hyde Creek in Cornwall on October 10.
The discovery was reported to the Cornwall and Area Watershed Group. Staff from the departments of Justice and Public Safety, and Communities, Land and Environment confirmed the report upon visiting the site.
Staff from Environment and Climate Change Canada joined provincial teams on site the next day. Water, soil, vegetation and fish samples are being collected to be sent for testing.
There were approximately 25 dead fish found in a 500 metre portion of the stream that runs through part of the community of 4,000 on the outskirts of Charlottetown. It’s the second fish kill found in the area in as many years after hundreds of fish died in the Clyde River in 2016.
It’s the second fish kill recorded in P.E.I. this year, with close to 60 fish dying in Campbellton Creek in the western part of the province.