Dying Fish In Grantham Canal

Hundreds of fish have been found dead in Grantham Canal. Environment Agency staff are working to help those which haven't yet died, while a clean-up operation is also in place.

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Canal oxygen levels return to normal

by James Webster

The Environment Agency says oxygen levels in Grantham Canal have now returned to normal after the deaths of hundreds of fish.

They were first called to the waterway yesterday and found oxygen levels at around 20%. Since then they have been pumping chemicals into the water to increase the oxygen concentration.

Test have now showed that the oxygen has returned to its normal level. It is believed the recent hot weather, leading to an increase in weed growth, had caused the drop.