October 13, 2009
Ammonia released into the East Fork of Issaquah Creek from the Darigold plant killed dozens of fish last week. Read more
October 7, 2009
NEW — 7:03 p.m. Oct. 7, 2009
An accidental release of ammonia from the Darigold processing plant caused a fish kill today in the East Fork of Issaquah Creek in Issaquah.
The Department of Ecology responded to the incident after receiving a report of dead fish from a state Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist surveying spawning salmon in the stream.
Most of the 40-50 dead fish observed were sculpin, a small freshwater fish. But a small number of salmon and trout were also affected.