Aug. 10, 2016 lake test results: Caution posted at Silver Lake Park beach; all others open

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The beach at Silver Lake County Park on Silver Lake in Salem will be posted with caution signs after an E.coli test this week at that location showed 308 E.coli/100 mL.

The water at the Silver Lake Park beach will be resampled Wednesday.

Other weekly test results for some Western Kenosha County lakes showed E.coli levels below beach warning or closure levels.

Results reported Tuesday, Aug. 9 by Randall were:

  • Randall – Powers Lake 1 E.coli/100 mL

Results reported Wednesday, Aug. 10 by the Kenosha County Health Department were:

  • Paddock Lake — Old Settlers Park, <1 E.coli/100 mL; North Shore Beach Association, 2 E.coli/100 mL; Hoag Beach, <1 E.coli/100 mL; Paddock Hooker Lake Association, 111 E.coli/100 ml.
  • Wheatland — Lilly Lake, 12 E.coli/100 mL.

The State Department of Health recommends posting warnings at beaches when the test results indicate a E.coli level of 300/100ml or more and closing a beach when test results exceed E.coli 1000/100ml. Wheatland (Lilly Lake) has a policy of posting an advisory for a level of E.coli 235/100 mL or more and closing a beach when test results exceed E.coli 1000/100ml.

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  1. Heather Lantz says:

    We were in Lily Lake on Sunday 8/7, and yesterday my 4 year old became ill and was vomiting.

  2. Nikki Eisenbraun says:

    Paddock-Hooker Lakes Association is missed, again! 111

  3. Pat Koehler says:

    Well now, I was at Silver Lake today with my daughter, 2 year old and 8 year old granddaughters and an 8 year old friend!!

    Upon arriving home I read this: The beach at Silver Lake County Park on Silver Lake in Salem will be posted with caution signs after an E.coli test this week at that location showed 308 E.coli/100 mL.

    THERE WERE NO CAUTION POSTINGS. NONE!! NOTHING THAT INDICATED THE E.COLI LEVEL WAS 3008!!!

    AND the article stated: The State Department of Health recommends posting warnings at beaches when the test results indicate a E.coli level of 300/100ml or more.

    WHO messed up here? Who is to blame?? I want to know who is responsible for this happening.
    Of course we adults could have checked this before going to the beach, BUT we also have the right to expect to be informed at the beach. Is not the person who took our money to enter your park advised to warn people? There was NO notice on the guard house or anywhere in the vicinity of the beach!!

    I would like a response informing me of who this needs to be reported to.

    Pat Koehler
    misteeoaks@aol.com
    262-945-0764

  4. Ashley says:

    We were at Silver Lake on Monday 8-8-16 swimming, boating and jet skiing. This morning our oldest daughter woke up with an ear ache. Gave her some Tylenol and she was good for the day. Around bedtime she was complaining again so I checked it out and there was visible redness and swelling so we took her in to the ER tonight. A confirmed case of swimmers ear. Beware people.

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