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Wildlife Unaffected Following Myriad Gardens Green Water Prank

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Officials originally thought the chemicals and/or color change in the water could possibly harm or kill the fish. Officials originally thought the chemicals and/or color change in the water could possibly harm or kill the fish.
OKLAHOMA CITY -

The fish, ducks and turtles of Oklahoma City's most prominent downtown park are fine following a green dye contamination in the waterways of the Myriad Botanical Gardens.

The man-made ponds, streams and fountains were drained and cleaned after officials said a vandal put green dye in the water on St. Patrick's Day.

3/18/2014 Related Story: Police Investigate Green Water At Myriad Gardens

The nonprofit organization that operates the gardens said it paid $9,700 to eliminate the dye and clean the area. That money was used to cover staff time, equipment rental and chemicals used in the cleanup process, according to the nonprofit.

Officials originally thought the chemicals and/or color change in the water could possibly harm or kill the fish. Those fears were squashed after water tests and days of monitoring the wildlife.

Police are still investigating the prank. No arrests have been made.

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