Public Health lifts advisory at Vancouver Lake after algae bloom dissipates and water quality improves

VANCOUVER – Clark County Public Health has lifted its advisory at Vancouver Lake. The bloom of cyanobacteria, also known as blue-green algae, at the lake dissipated and is no longer present. 

The danger signs posted at the lake are being removed. However, algae blooms may return as conditions change. Public Health encourages people swimming and recreating in the lake to watch for floating blue-green-colored scum and avoid direct contact with water in those areas. File photo
The danger signs posted at the lake are being removed. However, algae blooms may return as conditions change. Public Health encourages people swimming and recreating in the lake to watch for floating blue-green-colored scum and avoid direct contact with water in those areas. File photo

Test results from water samples collected earlier this week also indicate toxin levels have decreased and are below threshold levels recommended by the Washington State Department of Health.

The danger signs posted at the lake are being removed. However, algae blooms may return as conditions change. Public Health encourages people swimming and recreating in the lake to watch for floating blue-green-colored scum and avoid direct contact with water in those areas.

Public Health will continue to monitor the lake and other designated swim beaches throughout the summer. Information about swim beach monitoring and advisories are posted on the Public Health public beach website.

Information provided by Clark Co. WA Communications.

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