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Swimmers advised to avoid two Wood Lake beaches

Image Credit: Contributed/District of Lake Country
August 16, 2014 - 2:47 PM

LAKE COUNTRY – A water quality advisory has been slapped on two Wood Lake beaches by the Interior Health Authority.

Signs are up warning swimming is not recommended at Reiswig Regional Park and Beasley Park right next door.

Poor water quality is the reason.

“The science of water quality is complicated, but it is always good to remember lake water is not pristine, and beach water quality can fluctuate due to a number of factors including lake currents, runoff and the outflow of creeks, changing environmental factors and waterfowl and animal waste,” according to a media release from the District of Lake Country.

“Water quality is typically poorer in the summer when the warm weather escalates bacterial growth and swimmers stir up the lake bottom.”

The Kalamalka Lake beach in Pioneer Park in Lake Country was closed for a few days in July due to water quality concerns.

Interior Health posts weekly water quality updates at most of the beaches in the Okanagan.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Howard Alexander at halexander@infonews.ca or call 250-491-0331. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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