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Tempe Town Lake Probably Smells Like Dead Fish Because of the Hundreds of Dead Fish

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If you've been wondering recently why Tempe Town Lake smells like dead fish, there's a reason why -- all the dead fish.

It appears that the fish are dead tilapia that didn't survive the cold weather, and are now floating to the surface.

Going back through the archives, we can see that dead fish have actually been the cause of the dead-fish smell near the lake in previous year.

Now, why it always smells like dead fish near the lake is another question.

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