Blue-green algae bloom at Elk Lake in Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park

Jan 16, 2021

There is a visible blue-green algae bloom at Elk Lake. Avoid swimming in the lake and keep animals from drinking or swimming in the lake during the advisory.

The Capital Regional District (CRD) advises, in consultation with Island Health, that there is a visible blue-green algae bloom at Elk Lake, located in Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park. Blue-green algae can produce cyanotoxins. Visitors are advised to avoid swimming in the lake and to keep animals on a leash to prevent them from drinking or swimming in the lake until the advisory has been lifted.