State commission says dead fish now cover 20-mile section of Arkansas River......... State commission says dead fish now cover 20-mile section of Arkansas River - WREG ^ | Jan 1st, 2011 Posted on Sunday, January 02, 2011 1:33:50 PM by TaraP OZARK, Ark. (AP) An Arkansas Game and Fish Commission spokesman says dead drum fish now cover a 20-mile section of the Arkansas River near Ozark. Seven teams from the state agency visited the affected portion of the river Friday. Commission spokesman Keith Stephens says an official estimate of how many fish have died is expected on Monday, but he tells the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that the number is likely in the hundreds of thousands. The commission determined the fish died in the river from a dam near Ozark to a bridge along State Highway 109 near Clarksville. Stephens says some of the live drum fish were sick and will be sent to a lab at the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff for testing. Drum fish are bottom feeders that eat other fish and insects. State commission says dead fish now cover 20-mile section of Arkansas River - WREG WTF?