U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officials estimate between 5,000 to 10,000 carp have died at Lake Mendocino in the past week. The California Department of Fish and Wildlife and University of California at Davis Veterinary Teaching Hospital are testing water and fish samples to find the root cause of the fish deaths. No other species have died at the lake. While there are currently no human health issues, lake-goers and their pets should not eat or handle sick-looking, dead or dying fish and should not swim, fish or recreate near sick-looking, dead or dying fish. The Corps is also coordinating with the Mendocino County Health Department.

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