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Trout Lake Closed For Swimming Due To High E.coli Levels

Vancouver Trout Lake

Photo: Google Maps - Vancouver Trout Lake

Temperatures are slowly on the rise, but there’s one lake you’ll want to avoid if you’re looking to cool down. Vancouver’s Trout Lake is closed for swimming as a result of high E.coli levels.

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“Trout Lake has been closed to swimming due to high E.coli levels”, reads a tweet put out by the Vancouver Park Board.

Due to high levels of bacteria in the water, neither swimming or wading are not recommended.

On June 29th, the Vancouver Park Board also announced that Sunset Beach was closed to swimmers due to high E.coli levels.

Trout Lake Closure

Under current guidelines, less than 200 E.coli bacteria per 100 mL of water is recommended before swimming is safe.

On Wednesday, July 17th, the Metro Vancouver Beach Water Quality Report found that Trout Lake’s E.coli level is hovering close to 285 bacteria per 100 mL of water.

High levels of E.Coli bacteria in the water increase risk of gastro-intestinal illness to swimmers.

At this moment, the public is asked to respect signs placed at the beach.


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