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8/17/18 Warning Signs to Remain at Silver Lake 

On July 26, 2018 Level 2 warning signs were posted at Silver Lake after a
sample for algae toxins came back above the acceptable level for recreational water.  Algae blooms are usually green and scummy, or give the water an overall green or blue-green color.  Samples tested for algae toxins the week of August 13 were below the acceptable level.  Out of an abundance of caution, Level 2 signs will stay in place until tests show the toxins are below the acceptable level two weeks in a row.

There have been no reports of illness in people or animals from contact with Silver Lake. Fish are safe to eat as long as they are cleaned well and the digestive organs are removed. Drinking water from public water systems or private wells in the areas around the lake is not affected by the lake water and is safe to drink.  The Health Department will continue to monitor Silver Lake and will advise the public water is considered safe again.  More information on algae can be found at
http://www.doh.wa.gov/ehp/algae 
                                 
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Signs Will Remain at Silver Lake
For the past several weeks, Cowlitz County’s Health Department has posted Level 2 warning signs around Silver Lake after a sample for algae toxins came back above the acceptable level for recreational water. Read on...
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