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Lake Wheeler beach reopens

Posted September 5, 2010

— Wake County has reopened the recreational swimming areas at Lake Wheeler beach, county officials announced Sunday.

The beach was closed Friday due to elevated levels of the Entercocci bacteria, but was reopened Sunday after bacteria levels tested within Environmental Protection Agency standards for two consecutive days.

The county routinely tests recreational lakes for bacteria and when levels exceed EPA standards, the area is closed to “primary contact recreation,” which includes swimming or any activity where a person’s head may go underwater.

The county samples these lakes weekly each summer.


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  • rf-geek Sep 6, 2010

    i wonder if the sewage pumping station on Holly Spring Rd. has been checked for another leak.

  • irishale Sep 6, 2010

    Conveniently open in time for Labor Day!!!

  • Glock23 Sep 6, 2010

    Is/has Wake County (or even NCDENR) investigating "why" Lake Wheeler has had so many bacteria level exceedances?