Wildlife officials say changes in water temperature are to blame for a central Illinois fish kill.
The (Bloomington) Pantagraph reports more than 5,300 dead fish were found this week in Clinton Lake. The dead fish included walleye, bass, crappie and channel catfish.
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Tim Schweizer is a spokesman for the Illinois Department of Natural Resources.
He says abrupt changes in water temperature "are not uncommon at a power plant lake."
The DeWitt County lake is near one of Exelon's nuclear power plants.