A Toxic Algae Caution Advisory has been issued for Vance Creek Pond #2 Lake Inez in Elma. Grays Harbor County Environmental Health officials confirmed the presence of cyanobacteria blooms in Vance Creek Pond#2 early Monday afternoon. They Advise you to keep yourself, your family, and your pets safe by avoiding areas with algae in the Vance Creek Ponds.
When you see algae, don’t swim, wade, paddleboard, or fish. Keep in mind as wind direction changes, the algae could move elsewhere in the lake.
When in doubt, stay out.
Grays Harbor County is advising all residents of the discovery of a toxic algae bloom in Vance Creek Pond #2 (Lake Inez) in Elma.
Bowers Lake is not affected at this time.
Please see the information below on the dangers of swimming, drinking and fishing at this area.
Warning signs are being posted at Vance Creek Pond #2.
Here is a DOH Brochure on the blooms: http://www.co.grays-harbor.wa.us/docs/334-136-tcbrochure.pdf