(DNAINFO) Ewa Kern-Jedrychowska — While people and pets aren’t allowed in the water at Kissena Lake, parkgoers can enjoy the view shoreside now that the dozens of dead fish found floating on its surface were removed, officials said.
“It was awful,” said 79-year-old Flushing resident Michael Krentsal, who visits Kissena Park every day. “It has never happened before.”
Residents said they first saw the dead fish last week but by Monday night only a few carcasses could still be spotted floating around the 8.5-acre lake.
About 150 fish died in the lake recently because the water was low on oxygen “due to blue-algae bloom following last week’s flash flooding,” according to the Parks Department.