Aug. 23, 2018 lake test results: All tested beaches open

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All beaches this week are open for swimming after tests showed normal E.coli levels in all tested 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.

Full results reported Aug. 23, 2018 by the Kenosha County Division of Health were:

  • Randall — Powers Lake, 12 E.coli/100 mL (reported by town of Randall).
  • Salem Lakes — Silver Lake County Park beach on Silver Lake 23 E.coli/100 mL; DeWitt Park Beach on Silver Lake 32  E.coli/100 mL; Camp Lake 31 E.coli/100 mL; Lake Shangri-la 25 E.coli/100 mL; Rock Lake 24 E.coli/100 mL; Center Lake 2 E.coli/100 mL.
  • Paddock Lake — Old Settlers County Park beach 2 E.coli/100 mL; North Shore Beach Association 2 E.coli/100 mL; Hoag Beach 11 E.coli/100 mL; Paddock-Hooker Lake Association Beach on Paddock Lake <1 E.coli/100 mL; Paddock-Hooker Lake Association Beach (diving board area in channel), 17 E.coli/100 mL.
  • Twin Lakes — On Lake Elizabeth: Lance Park beach 7 E.coli/100 mL.
  • Wheatland — Lilly Lake <1 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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