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Algae Advisory Lifted For Vancouver Lake

<p>Vancouver Lake in Washington state.</p>

Courtney Sherwood

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Vancouver Lake in Washington state.

Clark County's Public Heath Department lifted a swimming advisory at Vancouver Lake Friday, after officials found algae levels no longer pose a threat.

Posted signs will be updated if conditions change said county health officer Dr. Alan Melnick in a statement.

"We are pleased to announce that the lake is again safe for swimming and other recreational uses," Melnick said. "We urge people to be watchful and avoid any pockets of the lake that might have a scummy texture and a green, bluish, brownish, or reddish-green color."

Clark County officials said they will continue to monitor the lake for algae and bacteria every two weeks throughout this summer.

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