Excess heat may be causing fish kill in Prospect Park Lake

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

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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