Lake Wheeler beach closed

WAKE COUNTY The county closed the Lake Wheeler beach Tuesday. It says there are high bacteria levels including E. coli in the water.

Although swimming is banned, Lake Wheeler is open for fishing, water skiing and other activities.

In response to the recent closing of that beach and the Falls Lake beach last month, the county announced a new Website for Wake County lakes.

Tuesday workers in the county's Environmental Services Department unveiled a site called Recreation Waters.

The site posts temporary closures and announces the reopening of beaches and lakes in Wake County.

Click here to check a beach or lake.

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