Davidson, NC - (9-13-05) A No Swimming advisory which was issued for an area of Lake Cornelius in Davidson adjacent to Davidson St. on August 24, 2005 has been lifted. The Mecklenburg County Water Quality Program (MCWQP) and the Mecklenburg County Health Department lifted the advisory on Tuesday, September 13, 2005 following the receipt of lower bacteria laboratory results.
The "no swimming" advisory was in effect for the cove between Davidson St. and Catawba Ave. in Davidson. The remainder of the lake was not affected. The advisory was issued as a result of elevated bacteria levels that were detected during routine water sampling around the Lake Norman YMCA. The source of the bacteria was considered to be a significant amount of geese and ducks that had populated the cove.
Water samples have been collected in the cove on a regular basis since the advisory was issued. Bacteria levels have shown a continued decline since last week. Sampling results received on Monday, September 12, 2005 by MCWQP were well within the levels safe for swimming.