Lake Temescal in Oakland reopens after algae subsides

Lake Temescal reopens after officials say the water is safe again.

Lake Temescal swimming area in Oakland has officially reopened after being closed for more than a month.

It was closed on July 18 because of an unusually high level of toxins found in the blue-green algae. Usually the algae only hangs around a few days, but it lasted much longer this summer.

The algae buildup has been dissipating for a few weeks now, so district officials finally gave its approval to reopen the area after they deemed the water to be safe.

Aside from Lake Temescal, alternative swimming locations are listed below.

For a full list of East Bay parks with swimming facilities, click here.

Alternatives to Lake Temescal

1. Lake Anza at Tilden Regional Park
Lake Anza Road
off of Central Park Drive
Berkeley, CA 94708

2. Roberts Pool at Roberts Regional Recreation Area
10570 Skyline Blvd
Oakland, CA 94619
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