Clark County lifts public health ban on Lacamas Lake

Clark County Public Health has lifted a health advisory for recreational use of Lacamas Lake after inspections of the water and lab results indicate that cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) is no longer a threat to the health of people and pets. “We urge people to be observant and avoid any pockets of the lake that might have a scummy texture and a green, bluish, brownish, or reddish-green color,” says Clark County health officer Dr. Alan Melnick. For more information, call Melnick at 360-397-8412 or email