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Thousands of Fish mysteriously found dead in Dexter City Lake, Missouri (July 5, 2012)

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http://www.kait8.com/story/18946528/thousands-of-dead-fish-found-in-dexter (ALSO SEE THIS LINK)- http://youtu.be/r_Dyx_KnT-o Thousands of dead fish turned up over the past couple of days at Dexter City Lake. It's an important image for residents like Dean Smith."My son fished over there when he was small," said Smith. He knows the importance of the community pond because he has lived in Dexter, Missouri his whole life."There's people that come there everyday and fish," said Smith.But right now, signs say no fishing. That's because thousands of fish are dead and officials blame our triple digit weather. "Well the high temperatures, which is unusual with this many days over 100 or near 100, is heating the water temperature up which has an effect on the oxygen level in the pond," said Lawson Metcalf with Dexter Parks and Recreation. He blames the heat and outbreak of algae for low oxygen levels. "You have to have certain amount of dissolved oxygen in the water for the fish to survive," said Metcalf. "That's normally around 4 is as low as you want to get and we were down to like a 2.8."But, there is good news for regulars. "When we were pumping water into the pond, fish were coming to that to get oxygen and there was just thousands of fish still in the pond," said Metcalf.That means the community pond will hopefully beat the heat. Something Dean Smith said the town needs"It's just a good place for kids," said Smith. "I want to see it stay. (Zephaniah 1:2-3) "I will utterly consume all things from off the land, saith the Lord.I will consume man and beast; I will consume the fowls of the heaven, and the fishes of the sea, and the stumbling blocks with the wicked: and I will cut off man from off the land, saith the Lord." (Hosea 4:3) "Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away."