CRD issues warning for Elk and Beaver Lakes

October 18, 2016

The Capital Regional District (CRD) advises that water samples taken from both Elk Lake and Beaver Lake have tested positive for blue-green algae and associated cyanobacteria.

In a press release issued earlier this week, the CRD advises residents to: 

  • avoid Elk and Beaver Lakes
  • prevent pets from drinking the water
  • prevent pets from swimming in the water

The CRD is continuing to test the water and will post updates via and Twitter @crd_bc.


For further information please contact:
CRD Regional Parks 
Phone: 250-478-3344