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Lake Wheeler beach reopens in time for weekend

Wake County Environmental Services has closed the beach each week in the month of August. Each week it is reopened after subsequent tests.

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Water quality in Lake Wheeler in Raleigh has returned to normal levels, the city reported Friday. Wake County Environmental Services closed the beach to recreational activities Thursday due to elevated levels of bacteria in the water. It was the fourth time this month that Wake County Environmental Services closed the beach.

It has closed the beach each week in the month of August. Each week, it is reopened after subsequent tests.

The city always prohibits swimming at Lake Wheeler, but allows kayaking,  sailboating and windsurfing. 

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