ALGAE BLOOM found at Pond #2 of Vance Creek Park (Lake Inez)

TOXIC ALGAE CAUTION ADVISORY FOR VANCE CREEK PONDS

DATE:  08/19/2019 3:00PM

Keep yourself, your family, and your pets safe

Avoid areas with algae in the Vance Creek Ponds.  Grays Harbor County Environmental Health confirmed the presence of a cyanobacteria bloom in Pond# 2 early today.

When you see algae, don’t swim, wade, paddleboard, or fish.  Keep in mind as wind direction changes, the algae could move elsewhere in the lake.  

When in doubt, stay out.

Grays Harbor County is advising all residents of the discovery of a toxic algae bloom in Vance Creek Pond #2 (Lake Inez) in Elma. Bowers Lake is not affected at this time.  Please see the information below on the dangers of swimming, drinking and fishing at this area.  Warning signs are being posted at Vance Creek Pond #2.

Information on Risks of Toxic Algae
Warning Sign
Brochure for more information