The Capital Regional District sent out a press release today with the news, and it's copied below.
Public Service Announcement
For Immediate Release
November 7, 2014
Blue Green Algae Bloom Confirmed At Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park
Victoria, BC - Water tests conducted at Elk/Beaver Lake Regional Park have tested positive for blue-green algae bloom. Visitors are advised to avoid areas near the visible blue-green sheen, which appears as surface scum. Pet owners are advised to keep animals on a leash and prevent them from drinking or swimming in either lake.
For further information, please contact:Andy Orr, Senior Manager
CRD Corporate Communications
Jeanette Mollin, Administrative Clerk
Visitor Services and Community Development
Capital Regional District / Regional Parks
490 Atkins Avenue, Victoria, BC V9B 2Z8
T: 250-360-3341 F: 250-478-5416