An investigation into the poisoning of the Zalew Nowohucki lake is underway. The Krakow council was informed by the Polish Angling Association who publishing shocking photos. Poisoning had to have occurred locally, in the area of construction of the new beach. Samples were taken and dead fish caught from the water – about 150 kilograms!
The poisoning is expected to have taken place on Tuesday (12/11). As the PZW Kraków District describes in social media coverage, around 16:30 he received a notification of possible poisoning of the Zalew Nowohucki lake at the construction site of the new beach. “We were there within a dozen or so minutes together with the SSR of the PZW Kraków District, Ichthyologist and Director”
All relevant services were called – the Department of Security and Crisis Management, fire brigade, police and City Guard as well as MPO. According to the anglers, “the general population fell by 90%”.
The poisoning was of a local nature and was limited to the construction site of the new beach in the vicinity of the channel inlet from the Dłubnia River to the Zalew Nowohucki laken, starting at the bridge and ending at the beach.
The river above the reservoir was checked over a distance of several kilometers, and there were no signs of poisoning or dead fish above the inlet. The area was secured, water samples were taken. The weight of dead fish that were caught was initially estimated to be around 150 kg.
The investigation is ongoing, the first hearings have already taken place.