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E.coli detected in Battle Ground Lake; Public Health warms against swimming

The Columbian
Published: May 30, 2024, 11:01am

Clark County Public Health warns against swimming at Battle Ground Lake after testing showed high levels of E. coli bacteria in the water.

One of five water samples collected Tuesday showed elevated levels of the bacteria, which can cause gastrointestinal issues if someone swallows the water, according to a news release. The other four samples did not reflect the same high bacteria levels. The agency said staffers are posting warning signs at the lake.

Public health will test the water again Monday to determine if the advisory should remain in effect, the news release states.

People can find current lake advisories on public health’s website, at clark.wa.gov/public-health/public-beaches.

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