Advisories lifted at Round, Lacamas lakes in Clark County

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Clark County Public Health lifted its blue-green algae advisories at Round Lake and Lacamas Lake after blooms of cyanobacteria dissipated at both locations.

Public health removed the warning advisory at Lacamas Lake earlier this month following test results from water samples that showed toxin levels were no longer elevated, stated a news release. The warning advisory at Round Lake remained in place until the bloom dissipated last week.

The warning advisory signs posted at the lakes are being removed, but educational signs about blue-green algae will remain up year round.

Public health encourages people who recreate in the lakes to continually watch for floating blue-green colored scum and to avoid direct contact with water if it’s seen.

The health department has concluded its routine monitoring of local water bodies and swim beaches for the season, stated the release. Routine monitoring at designated swim beaches will resume after Memorial Day.

Public health relies on public notifications of potential algae blooms, stated the release. Reports can be submitted online at clark.wa.gov/public-health/
report-health-concern.

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