Advisoryupdates and other information to encourage safe recreation
June 4th, 2021 Update
Swim beach E.coli monitoring has started
This was our first week of sampling the three designated swim beaches in Clark County for E.coli including Klineline Pond, Vancouver Lake Regional Park, and Battleground Lake. We will sample these beaches every other week until Labor Day.
ALL E.coli sample results were below recreational guidance. Our next sampling date is June 14th.
Have you seen our new educational harmful algal bloom signs?
We have worked with our local partners to post these year-round educational signs providing water contact recommendations during a bloom event. We will only be posting a WarningorDangeradvisory if weekly testing of bloom shows toxicity above recreational guidance.
Click button below to learn more about when we issue advisories.
Protect yourself and pets from animal bites and rabies
This time of year, Public Health is preparing for the seasonal increase in calls from the public and from healthcare providers about humans coming in contact with bats and concerns about potential exposure to the rabies virus. When preparing for a fun-filled summer, we encourage the public, healthcare providers and veterinarians alike to familiarize themselves with what to do in case you or your pet has an exposure to a bat or other wild animal. Additional information on the rabies virus, what to do in the event of an exposure and provider resources can all be found on the Clark County Public Health website.
New resources available on our website
Whether you are a lake user, homeowner, medical professional, business owner, or parent we have complied helpful resources on our website! We have resources for specific lake user/interest groups and also provide some resources in Spanish with more to come!