Elevated Levels Of E. Coli Found In Clear Creek

The public is advised to stay out of Clear Creek upstream from Whiskeytown Lake after the discovery of elevated levels of E. Coli bacteria. No illness has been reported and the Park Service has not closed the creek to the public, but there is an increased risk of illness and officials are advising people to avoid contact with the water within and around the Tower House Historic District, Clear Creek Picnic area and Coggins Flat. The source of the bacteria is not known, but E. Coli is a sign of fecal contamination. It could be from Geese, Bears or Humans. Rangers say Seese should not be fed, trash should be disposed of so Bears can’t reach it and toddlers should not swim without diapers.