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Silverwood Lake: Water Conditions at Saw Pit Beach Back to Normal

SILVERWOOD LAKE, Calif. ( Water conditions at Silverwood Lake State recreation area have been downgraded back to “Normal Levels’ at Saw Pit swim beach, park officials said.

Willows Cove and Cleghorn Swim Beach are still at a “Caution” level and visitors are advised not to swim or wade near algae or scum in those areas.

The announcement was made on Friday, August 5th via the Silverwood Lake Facebook page.

On July 14th, State Officials issued a warning prohibiting swimmers from using the lake due to blue algae blooms that posed serious health risks.

Officials remind those at the lake that Willow Cove and Cleghorn Beach areas remain under a caution advisory with the following conditions:

  • Do not drink the lake water or use it for cooking from Willows Cove and Cleghorn area.
  • Do not let pets or livestock go into or drink the lake water or eat the algae or scum on the shoreline in Willows Cove and Cleghorn area.
  • Fish that are caught at Silverwood Lake, throw away all guts and clean fillets with tap water before cooking.
  • Do not eat the shell fish from these waters, and keep children away from the algae or scum in the water or shoreline.

If you have any questions regarding the water quality at Silverwood Lake SRA, please contact the Department of Water Resources or Silverwood Lake SRA 760-389-2282.

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