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.
Rain arrives for the second half of the work week. Another fall-like blast of cool weather to follow for the weekend.
Scattered showers are possible tonight as a cold front approaches the area. Otherwise, the best chance for rain will be Thursday afternoon and night where we'll see on and off showers and thunderstorms.
Clouds and showers linger though much of Friday. We may still see a passing shower Saturday. Unseasonably cool air returns this weekend where both days only see high temps in the mid 70s with many of us falling into the 50s at night.