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Trio of weekend water rescues throughout Clark County a reminder of cold-water dangers

June 10, 2024, 6:18pm Clark County News

A trio of weekend water rescues should serve as a reminder of the dangers local rivers and lakes pose this time of year. Read story

Youth pull together at Vancouver Lake: Regional rowing championships continue through weekend

May 17, 2024, 8:40pm Clark County News

Rowers from across the region traveled to Vancouver Lake Park on Friday to compete for a chance to qualify for the June national championships. Read story

Chance Crocker, 18, of Vancouver enjoys the sunshine Friday afternoon while catching a ride on a jet ski along Northwest Lower River Road. Vancouver&rsquo;s high temperature was expected to reach 90 degrees. Clark County Public Health officials warn residents to use caution around lakes and rivers, which are still cold enough to immobilize even the strongest swimmers.

Stay safe on the water this warm weekend: Clark County Public Health urges caution in area’s cold, fast-moving waters

Chance Crocker, 18, of Vancouver enjoys the sunshine Friday afternoon while catching a ride on a jet ski along Northwest Lower River Road. Vancouver&rsquo;s high temperature was expected to reach 90 degrees. Clark County Public Health officials warn residents to use caution around lakes and rivers, which are still cold enough to immobilize even the strongest swimmers.

May 11, 2024, 6:10am Clark County Health

It’s an unusually warm weekend for mid-May. The National Weather Service predicts today will be sunny and could reach 89 degrees, with just the faintest of breezes cooling things off. Sunday will also be sunny, with a high temperature near 81 degrees. Read story

A beach treatment plan may help Vancouver Lake&rsquo;s availability for swimming and other recreational uses this summer.

Algae treatment plan in works to keep Vancouver Lake swimming open as long-term strategies developed

A beach treatment plan may help Vancouver Lake&rsquo;s availability for swimming and other recreational uses this summer.

April 6, 2024, 6:02am Clark County News

Warm summer days aren’t far away, and neither is the return of Vancouver Lake’s algae bloom. This year may be different, though. Read story

Ted Schatz of Vancouver cruises on a race style stand-up paddleboard at Vancouver Lake on Wednesday morning. The Clark County Council on Tuesday approved a new contract for Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership&rsquo;s education programs at the popular recreation area.

Clark County Council OKs Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership’s education program at Vancouver Lake

Ted Schatz of Vancouver cruises on a race style stand-up paddleboard at Vancouver Lake on Wednesday morning. The Clark County Council on Tuesday approved a new contract for Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership&rsquo;s education programs at the popular recreation area.

February 8, 2024, 6:06am Clark County News

Clark County students and residents will continue to have access to Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership’s education program for Vancouver Lake now that the county council has approved a 2½-year agreement. The council approved the contract, valued at $175,000, during its regular meeting Tuesday. Read story

(Photo contributed by The Port of Vancouver)

Scientist: Floating wetlands a natural solution for algae blooms in Clark County lakes

(Photo contributed by The Port of Vancouver)

August 15, 2023, 6:07am Business

A litany of solutions exist that can rid the region’s waters of contaminants and persistent algae blooms, yet one contender remains relatively unknown. Read story

Marlow Bullis, 6, rests on the shoulder of her dad, Vancouver Rowing Club coach Conor Bullis, while on a boat tour.

Keeping Vancouver Lake afloat a complicated challenge

Marlow Bullis, 6, rests on the shoulder of her dad, Vancouver Rowing Club coach Conor Bullis, while on a boat tour.

July 22, 2023, 6:13am Clark County Health

Clark County is inviting the public to comment on its long-term, 308-page solution to the toxic blue-green algae blooms and noxious plant growth that has plagued Vancouver Lake for years. Read story

An aerial view of Vancouver Lake on Nov.

Vancouver Lake has long, unique geologic history

An aerial view of Vancouver Lake on Nov.

July 22, 2023, 6:12am Clark County News

Vancouver Lake’s uniqueness is largely unknown, even to those who frequently visit it. Read story

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Clark County Public Health issues cyanotoxin warning for Vancouver Lake

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July 19, 2023, 1:28pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health issued a warning advisory at Vancouver Lake due to high levels of harmful algae, or cyanotoxins. Read story

Clark County Public Health has issued a danger advisory for Vancouver Lake after test results revealed elevated levels of cyanotoxins in the water. Harmful algal blooms are currently present at multiple locations across the lake, including the swim beach.

Public Health issues danger advisory at Vancouver Lake

Clark County Public Health has issued a danger advisory for Vancouver Lake after test results revealed elevated levels of cyanotoxins in the water. Harmful algal blooms are currently present at multiple locations across the lake, including the swim beach.

August 24, 2022, 2:00pm Clark County Health

Clark County Public Health issued a danger advisory Wednesday for Vancouver Lake because of elevated toxin levels. Read story