CLOSURE RECOMMENDED FOR LAKE LOWELL LOWER DAM RECREATION AREA

Media Advisory

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has recommended closure of the Lake Lowell Lower Dam Recreation Area beach for all recreational water use due to elevated E. coli bacteria levels.

Please stay out of the water until further notice. Please keep pets out of the water. Signs will be posted at beaches to notify visitors about the closure.

Please refer to the map for current recreation water quality health advisories at: https://go.usa.gov/xRnSj

For more information on waterborne illnesses, refer to the following link:

https://healthandwelfare.idaho.gov/Health/DiseasesConditions/WaterborneIllness/tabid/113/Default.aspx

  1. coli infection can, in some rare cases, be fatal. Symptoms include sudden, severe watery diarrhea that may change to bloody stools, abdominal cramping, gas, loss of appetite, nausea, vomiting, fatigue and fever.

DEQ will conduct additional monitoring to determine the extent of the E. coli contamination and to identify the source of the bacteria.

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Chase Cusack, DEQ
Chase.Cusack@deq.idaho.gov
208.373-0490

Katrina Williams, SWDH
Katrina.Williams@phd3.idaho.gov
208.455.5317 (office)
208.899.1268 (cell)

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