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Up to Date Info. on Eau Claire Co. Parks Beaches

Post Date:06/20/2017 10:52 AM

Update - 8/23/17 Press Release

Big Falls County Park water is now within acceptable health standards and is therefore now open for wading. All public beaches on Eau Claire County land are within acceptable standards and therefore open.
 
Update - 8/16/17 Press Release

The Eau Claire County Parks & Forest Department announces that water testing results by the City County Health Department indicates Big Falls wading area has unsafe bacteria levels and is closed effective immediately. All other county beaches remain open at this time.

Update - 8/1/17 Press Release

The Eau Claire County Parks & Forest Department announces that water testing results by the City County Health Department indicates Lake Altoona Beach has unsafe bacteria levels and is closed effective immediately. All other county beaches remain open at this time. 

Update - 7/19/17 Press Release

Big Falls County Park water is now within acceptable health standards and is therefore now open for wading. All public beaches on Eau Claire County land are within acceptable standards and therefore open.

Update - 7/14/17 Press Release

Lake Eau Claire and Coon Fork Lake beaches have unsafe water bacteria levels and are closed effective immediately. Big Falls remains closed. Lake Altoona Beach is now within acceptable standards for swimming and therefore open.

Update - 7/13/17 Press Release

Lake Altoona Park beach and Big Falls Park have unsafe levels and are closed effective immediately. Lake Eau Claire and Coon Fork Park beaches are currently within acceptable standards for swimming and therefore open.


Update - 6/27/17  Press Release

Big Falls County Park water is now within acceptable health standards and is therefore now open for wading. All public beaches on Eau Claire County land are within acceptable standards and therefore open.


UPDATE - 6/23/17 Press Release

The Eau Claire County Parks & Forest Department announces that water testing results by the City County Health Department indicates Big Falls wading area continues to have unsafe levels and remain closed.  Lake Altoona, Lake Eau Claire and Coon Fork Lake beaches are currently within acceptable standards for swimming and therefore are open.

6/20/17 Press Release

The Eau Claire County Parks & Forest Department announces that water testing results by the City County Health Department indicate Coon Fork Lake County Park campground and dayside beaches, Lake Eau Claire and Lake Altoona beaches, and Big Falls wading area have unsafe levels and are closed effective immediately.

The City-County Health Department policy is to close all areas whenever water samples indicate high levels of bacteria above safe standards. The Health Department will retest the areas today and the Parks & Forest Department will inform the public when bacteria levels are within acceptable health standards.

Any questions regarding this matter can be directed to the City-County Health Department at 839-4718.

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