Excess heat may be causing fish kill in Prospect Park Lake

News 12 meteorologist Mike Favetta says the borough is currently in a rainfall deficit of 6 inches.

News 12 meteorologist Mike Favetta says the borough is currently in a rainfall deficit of 6 inches. (8/19/16)

BROOKLYN - The Prospect Park Alliance says the humid and hot weather is causing fish to die in Prospect Park Lake.

News 12 meteorologist Mike Favetta says the borough is currently in a rainfall deficit of 6 inches.

"Warmer summer nights have contributed to a lot of this excess heat, and that is absorbed by the water – thus depleting the oxygen," says Favetta. "We all know that fish need oxygen in order to survive."

The lake is popular for fishing, although it is strictly a catch and release area.

The alliance says it has asked the state Department of Environmental Conservation to investigate and confirm the cause.

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