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Silverwood Lake Closed till Further Notice Due to Toxicity in the Water

SILVERWOOD LAKE, Calif :(VVNG.com)- On Tuesday, August 9th Silverwood Lake State Recreation announced that all water activity at the lake is closed until further notice.

“The reason for the closure is due to toxicity in the blue-green algae bloom in the lake,” according to the California Department of Water Resources.

The notice continued to say, “This is a water quality issues and the California Department of Water Resources is the lead.”

On August 4th Silverwood Lake announced that all water activities, including swimming, fishing, and boating, would be temporarily closed for the day so that the lake waters can be treated for algae blooms. 

Silverwood Lake is advising the public to:

  • STAY OUT of the water
  • DO NOT touch algae in water or on shore
  • NO Body Contact
  • NO Swimming
  • NO Boating (Motorize and Non-motorized)
  • NO Fishing
  • DO NOT eat fish or shellfish from Silverwood Lake
  • DO NOT use water from Silverwood Lake for drinking or cooking. Boiling and/or filtering will NOT make the water safe
  • DO NOT let pets or livestock drink, go into the water or get near algae

Silverwood Lake would like to remind everyone that day-use and camping remain open at Silverwood Lake State Recreation Area.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience during this time.

(undated File photo of Silverwood Lake by Steven Brittain, for Victor Valley News)
(undated File photo of Silverwood Lake by Steven Brittain, for Victor Valley News)

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