Public Health lifts danger advisory at Vancouver Lake after water quality improves

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Clark County Public Health has lifted its advisory at Vancouver Lake. Water samples collected from the lake show water quality has improved over the last two weeks and toxin levels are no longer elevated.

While harmful algal blooms have recently dissipated, Public Health encourages people who are recreating in Vancouver Lake to watch for floating scum and avoid direct contact with water in those areas. Harmful algal blooms can return if conditions change.

Danger advisories remain in place at Lacamas and Round lakes. Water samples collected this week show improving water quality. Public Health will collect water samples again next week, and if toxin levels remain below thresholds recommended by the state Department of Health, Public Health will lift the advisories at Lacamas and Round lakes.

Information about lake advisories is available on the Public Health public beach website.