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Janice Peacey, a Community Ranger from Cheltenham Borough Council brings us the latest in the efforts to save struggling fish in Pittville Lake.
Thank goodness there isn't a hosepipe ban in Cheltenham where the Environment Agency hopes spraying fresh water into Pittville Lake will save some of its fish, which are dying in droves.
Staff have spent the night manning the pumps, trying to re-oxygenate the lake.
In the meantime, people and dogs are being warned to stay well away from the water for their own safety.
Thousands of fish have died in a lake in Cheltenham in what the Environment Agency has described as a mass suffocation.
Pittville Lake is part of the town's largest ornamental park.
People are now being warned to stay away from the water.
Katie Rowlett reports:
The Environment Agency said the low oxygen level in Pittville Lake could be algal bloom or sediment stirred up by rain, or both.
The Environment Agency has reported a significant number of fish have died in Pittville Lake in Cheltenham.
They said it is due low oxygen and are trying to save as many as possible.