Investigation into Death of Fish in Menifee Lake Continues

Hundreds of dead fish were floating in Menifee Lake near the La Piedra Road gazebo this morning,...

Hundreds of dead fish were floating in Menifee Lake near the La Piedra Road gazebo this morning, even after workers removed buckets full as part of the clean-up.
Investigation into the death of thousands of fish in Menifee Lake continues today, with speculation among residents of the community increasing as lake maintenance officials await further water test results.

An official would not go on record with comment today until further test results are available. The initial explanation given Menifee 24/7 was climate changes, but a source said there is no official explanation at this point. Dead fish started floating to the surface on Saturday and many still are visible against the lake shore.

"I first noticed it when I walked around the lake on Saturday, and it rained the night before," Menifee Lakes resident Bob Howard said today. "Maybe the rain washed something into the lake. Nobody knows at this point and there are all kinds of rumors.

"Initially, I just noticed blue gill and crappie dying. Today for the first time I'm seeing dead catfish. It really ruins my walk around the lake. I hope they find out what happened."

Menifee 24/7 will continue to follow this story.


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  1. Hi there I have lived in Menifee lakes for about 7+ years I noticed that these fished started dieing abrubptly after the insttallation og the new irrigation system.

  2. Yes they did irving....also the same week the pool was drained. The rain last week was miniscule compared to rains in the past and no fish died then. Trust me this disaster is man made.

  3. What a shame, does it stink like the Salton Sea does when the fish die there?



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