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Two Lakes Reopen To Swimmers; Third Remains Closed

Posted July 15, 2006

— Two area lakes reopened to swimmers Saturday afternoon, while a third lake remained closed.

Wake County officials said Lake Wheeler and Silver Lake reopened around noon after tests showed bacteria levels in the water have dropped to safe levels.

Officials said Camp New Life Lake will remain closed to swimmers until sometime next week.

According to officials, bacteria exceeded EPA minimum standards and showed up in tests this week at all three lakes.

County officials said runoff from recent heavy rains contributed to the problem.


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