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District issues swim advisories

Swim advisories have been issued at Reiswig Regional Park and Beasley Park on Wood Lake in Lake Country.  - District of Lake Country photo
Swim advisories have been issued at Reiswig Regional Park and Beasley Park on Wood Lake in Lake Country.
— image credit: District of Lake Country photo

Those looking to beat the heat by splashing into Wood Lake are being advised otherwise.

Currently swimming is not recommended at Reiswig Regional Park and the adjoining Beasley Park on Wood Lake in Lake Country until further notice.

The Interior Health Authority has requested the Central Okanagan Regional District post swim advisory signs at Reiswig Regional Park.  The District of Lake Country has followed suit and posted swim advisory signs on the adjoining Beasley Park on Wood Lake until further notice due to poor water quality.

“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,” states the district. “Additionally, water quality is typically poorer in the summer when the warm weather escalates bacterial growth and swimmers stir up the lake bottom.”

 

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