July 25, 2018 lake test results: Lake Shangri-la #1, Lance Park beach closed and Paddock Hooker Lake Association, Hoag Park and DeWitt Park beaches under caution

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Lake Shangri-la #1 on Lake Shangri-la and Lance Park on Lake Mary are closed to swimming and Paddock Hooker Lake Association beach and Hoag Park beach on Paddock Lake and DeWitt Park beach on Silver Lake are on caution after testing on Tuesday showed elevated E.coli levels in those locations.

Cautions are issued for results of more than 235 E.coli/100 mL. Beaches are closed to swimming for a test result of more than 1,000 E.coli/100 mL.

Tuesday’s results at the above lakes were:

  • Lake Shangri-la #1:  1,300 E.coli/100 mL.
  • Lance Park on Lake Mary: 2,419 E.coli/100 mL.
  • Hoag Park on Paddock Lake: 488 E.coli/100 mL.
  • PHLA on Paddock Lake: 387 E.coli/100 mL.
  • DeWitt Park beach on Silver Lake: 345 E.coli/100 mL.

Water at the closed and caution beaches was expected to be re-sampled Wednesday.

Full results reported July 18, 2018 by the Kenosha County Division of Health were:

  • Randall — Powers Lake, 34 E.coli/100 mL.
  • Salem Lakes — Silver Lake at Silver Lake County Park beach, 48 E.coli/100 mL; Silver Lake at DeWitt Park, 345 E.coli/100 mL; Center Lake, 4 E.coli/100 mL; Rock Lake, 179 E.coli/100 mL; Lake Shangri-la #1, 1,300 E.coli/100 mL.
  • Paddock Lake — Old Settlers County Park beach, 17 E.coli/100 mL; North Shore Beach Association, 2 E.coli/100 mL; Hoag Beach, 488 E.coli/100 mL; Paddock-Hooker Lake Association Beach on Paddock Lake, 387 E.coli/100 mL; Paddock-Hooker Lake Association Beach (diving board area in channel), 4 E.coli/100 mL.
  • Wheatland — Lilly Lake, 11 E.coli/100 mL.
  • Twin Lakes — Lake Mary at Lance Park, 2,419 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.

UPDATE July 26 — Lance Park beach remains closed and Paddock Hooker Lake Association beach under caution after retest; cautions, closures lifted for Lake Shangri-la #1, Hoag Park and DeWitt Park

UPDATE July 27 — Lance Park beach open and Paddock Hooker Lake Association beach closed after retests. 

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