Prior Lake Tests Positive for Blue-Green Algae

On August 23, 2018, the Capital Regional District (CRD) advised that water samples taken from Prior Lake have tested positive for a type of blue-green algae that produces cyanotoxins. Visitors are advised to avoid swimming at Prior Lake and to keep animals on a leash to prevent them from drinking or swimming in the lake until the advisory has been lifted.

Read the full Public Service Announcement issued by the CRD. Please visit www.crd.bc.ca/alerts and Twitter @crd_bc for updates on the status of the algae bloom.

For further information please contact CRD Regional Parks at 250-478-3344.

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