Public Health lifts warning at Battle Ground Lake after water quality improves

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Clark County Public Health lifted the swim beach warning at Battle Ground Lake today, June 6, after the latest water samples did not show elevated levels of bacterial contamination.

Public Health issued a warning advisory for the swim beach at Battle Ground Lake on May 30, after routine testing revealed elevated levels of E. coli bacteria. Warning signs were posted at the swim beach until a second round of samples could confirm improved water quality. Test results from water samples taken on Monday, June 3 came back today and showed improved water quality, prompting Public Health to lift the closure.

The warning signs are being removed from Battle Ground Lake today.

Public Health will continue to monitor designated swim beaches at Klineline Pond, Battle Ground Lake and Vancouver Lake, throughout the summer. Test results and information about current advisories are available on the Public Health website.