According to officials from NJ Fish & Wildlife,approximately 500 carp were found dead this morning.
The fish floated to the shore and surface of Hirsch Lake, which is sometimes referred to as Runnemede Lake.
At this point in the investigation, biologists think the fish were killed because of a disease specific to this type of fish.
Other fish (trout, bass) in the lake were not impacted. A biologist collected a sample fish, which will be sent to a lab to test the exact cause.
We're getting rain well ahead of our cold front. Expect to need that umbrella on and off all day and tonight, too. A bit messy, unfortunately, for First Friday activities.
With the blast of cold air that follows, we'll probably have a dry day on Saturday, and the chance of a Sunday wintry mix into the afternoon and evening. A light coating could occur for some before a changeover to rain. Stay tuned!