Water testing continues on South Texas border lake

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Associated Press

Posted on May 1, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Updated Thursday, May 1 at 10:32 AM

McALLEN, Texas (AP) — Water testing continues on Falcon Lake along the Texas-Mexico border after a fish kill on a Mexican tributary raised concerns.

Sally Spener, spokeswoman for the International Boundary and Water Commission, said Thursday that water tests conducted Wednesday at Falcon Lake did not indicate any foreign substance. Laboratory results will take a couple days.

On April 8, dead fish were found on the Rio Salado in Mexico, about 90 miles upstream of Falcon Lake, which is popular with sport fishermen and spans the border. Spener had no information about what could have caused the fish kill. Dead fish have not been observed farther downstream. Results of earlier tests by a Mexican agency on the river were within Mexican standards.

The Texas Commission on Environmental Quality has notified downstream water users.

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