Hamsterly Beach Advisory at Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park

Aug 05, 2009

Victoria BC - Capital Regional District (CRD) Regional Parks would like to inform the public that the Vancouver Island Health Authority (VIHA) medical health officer has posted a warning advisory of high fecal coliform readings at the west side of Hamsterly Beach in Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park.

The parks and beaches will remain open to the public, however, the CRD would like to advise the public that swimming and wading in the water at the west end of Hamsterly beach may be unsafe and is not recommended.

Warning signs posted at the beach will be removed when sample results are once again within acceptable limits.

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For more information, please contact:
Laurie Sthamann, Communications Coordinator
CRD Regional Parks
250.360.3332