Flood prevention costs fish their lives

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. - September 7, 2008 An apparent mistake of some sort at a South Jersey lake has left hundreds of fish dead.

With Saturday's heavy rains, the water gates at Woolman Lake in Mount Holly were opened to allow the lake to drain a bit.

The technique helps prevent flooding on surrounding roads during heavy rain fall, but too much water was let out and the fish could not swim and many died.

Woolman Lake is at the intersection of Mill Road and Branch Road in Mt Holly.


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