WALES, Mass. (WWLP) - The Hampden County town of Wales will reach out to the state today after hundreds of dead fish were found in Lake George.
Susan Cadieux of the town Board of Health told 22News the mass die-off was likely caused by extremely warm water temperatures.
She said when the temperature rises, the fish can run out of oxygen.
It's unclear which species were affected.
She told 22News the die-off has nothing to do with weed control chemicals that are put in the lake every year.
The town will ask the Division of Fisheries and Wildlife if the lake needs further testing.