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Lake Wheeler beach reopens in time for weekend

Posted September 17, 2009 3:49 p.m. EDT

— Water quality in Lake Wheeler in Raleigh has returned to normal levels, the city reported Thursday. Wake County Environmental Services closed the beach to recreational activities last week due to elevated levels of bacteria in the water.

The beach has been closed for several days each week since the beginning of August. Each time, it has reopened after subsequent tests.

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