Safe to Swim? Local Water Quality Advisories

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With warmer weather upon us, many people are going to want to splash in the water or go swimming at our local beaches. While the parks are now open, sometimes the swim areas are closed due to algae bloom or bacteria.

“Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Public Health routinely monitors local designated swim beaches for bacterial contaminants to determine if the water quality is safe for swimming and recreation. If there is a problem with E.Coli bacteria in the water or presence of algae blooms, advisory signs will be posted at the lake.”

To find current advisories for lakes that have designated swim beaches monitored by Clark County Public Health, visit their Public Beaches page.

As of Wednesday, July 29, 2020, the following advisories are in place:

Vancouver Lake: Caution level advisory for algae bloom.

Lacamas Lake: Warning level advisory for algae bloom.

McCuddy’s Ridgefield Marina: Caution level advisory for algae bloom.

Round Lake: Warning level advisory for algae bloom.

There are no current advisories for Battle Ground Lake or Klineline Pond.

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