Beaver Beach at Elk/Beaver Lake are again deemed unsafe for swimming.
On Tuesday, the Capital Regional District and Island Health reported that water samples from Beaver Beach contained high levels of bacteria. As a precaution, beach-goers and their pets are advised to stay out of the water.
Water samples are taken at several beaches on the lakes and Cheryl Bloxham, the Island Health media relations representative, confirmed that the other beaches at Elk/Beaver Lake are still safe for swimming. However, an advisory was posted for Elk Lake and more specifically Eagle Beach on Aug. 15 due to high levels of bacteria and it hasn’t been lifted.
Further samples will be taken at Beaver Beach to monitor the conditions of the water and signs have been posted at Beaver Beach to remind folks to stay on land.