Current advisories

Vancouver Lake swim beach

Between Memorial Day and Labor Day, Public Health routinely monitors local designated swim beaches for bacterial contaminants and harmful algal blooms. Other water bodies are monitored if we receive reports of unsafe conditions such as sewage spill or algal bloom. If there are elevated levels of bacteria or toxins from an algal bloom, advisory signs will be posted at the lake.

Whether an advisory is in effect or not, always use caution when swimming in open water. This includes not swallowing water, entering open water with open cuts or sores, entering water that appears scummy or swimming in areas before you are familiar with the natural hazards that may exist. Please read below for information on current advisories.

Do you see a water quality safety concern?

Public Health relies on public notifications to report algae blooms. Once a report is received, weekly monitoring of the bloom will begin. Please contact us if you see any algae blooms or fecal contamination that may warrant a public health response.

Current beach information

Below you will find current advisories for lakes that are designated swim beaches monitored by Clark County Public Health. Advisories are updated as conditions change. Below are the most current advisories as of today. Cyanotoxin results can be viewed at the Washington State Toxic Algae website.

For information about our sampling and advisory decisions, please view our advisory protocol.

Designated swim beaches

Advisories

No current advisories

Comments

E. coli warning lifted 6/22/22. Routinely monitored for E. coli biweekly.


No current advisories

Routinely monitored for E.coli biweekly.


No current advisories

E.coli warning lifted 7/6/22. Routinely monitored for E. coli biweekly.

harmful algal bloom is currently being monitored at this lake. There are no current advisories, cyanotoxin results have been below recreational guidance. reported to inform an advisory decision. When available, results can be viewed at the Washington State Toxic Algae website.

Other lakes and rivers*

Advisories

No current advisories

Comments

harmful algal bloom warning advisory was removed on 7/27. A harmful algal bloom is currently being monitored at this lake, there are no advisories, cyanotoxin results have been reported to inform an advisory decision. When available, results can be viewed at the Washington State Toxic Algae website


No current advisories

harmful algal bloom is currently being monitored at this lake. There are no current advisories, cyanotoxin results have been below recreational guidance reported to inform an advisory decision. When available, results can be viewed at the Washington State Toxic Algae website.


No current advisories

No reported blooms in 2021. To report a bloom, click here.

*Be advised that only designated swim beaches are routinely monitored by Clark County Public Health. Designated Swim Beaches are beaches that have swimming areas separated from other recreational water activities such as boating or fishing. We rely on the community to inform us of water quality concerns. Please continue to report any public health concerns that you may observe.