Geneva Lake Environmental Agency
The Geneva Lake Environmental Agency is determined to maintain Geneva Lake's resources by protecting, preserving and enhancing a desirable lake and watershed quality, through monitoring, protection and education.
GLEA has started its weekly beach bacteria testing for the 2022 season. Samples are taken every week on Monday and results are listed below.
Click on https://www.wibeaches.us/apex/f?p=181:18:::NO:RP:: to visit the Wisconsin Beach Health website that shows the bacteria test results for all of Geneva Lake's municipal beach test results. Enter Walworth for the county and then find the beach of interest and click on search.
2022 PUBLIC BEACH TESTING
Bacteria (E-Coli) Test Results - Geneva Lake Municipal Beaches
Sample Date: Monday, August 8, 2022. All results are expressed as colonies/100 ml.
Williams Bay Beach
West End 190
Swim Pier 13.4
East End 166
North End 91
Mid Beach 153
South End 30
Country Club Beach 93
Lake Geneva Beach
West End 51.2
Swim Piers 68.3
East End 131.7
*as of 8/11
Linn Pier Beach
Swim Area 2.0
Hillside Rd. Beach
Swim Area 34
Advisory exceedance -> 234 colonies/100 ml.
Closing exceedance -> 999 colonies/100 ml.
Sourced: Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene, Genoa City WWT Plant, & GLEA
COMING TO A LAUNCH NEAR YOU!
THE CD3 BOAT CLEANING STATION.
A CLEAN BOAT MEANS CLEAN WATERS.
Clean your boat for free!
Portable, solar-powered, and easy-to-use to allow you to clean you boat and help us to stop spreading aquatic invasive species
Brought to you by the Geneva Lake Association, the Water Alliance for the Protection of Geneva Lake, the Geneva Lake Conservancy, WI DNR grant and the Geneva Lake Environmental Agency.
Look for the CD3 boat cleaning station at your favorite Geneva Lake launch on the following dates.
We will be posting the weekly use reports on the CD3 station in the near future.
Linn 5/24/22 - 6/15/22
Fontana 6/15/22 - 6/29/22
Williams Bay 6/29/22 - 7/13/22
Lake Geneva 7/13/22 - 7/27/22
Linn 7/27/22 - 8/10/22
Fontana 8/10/22 - 8/24/22
Williams Bay 8/24/22 - 9/7/22
Lake Geneva 9/7/22 - TBD
STARRY STONEWORT UPDATE August 3, 2021.
An aquatic plant survey conducted at the lake's access sites did not find any new populations of starry stonewort at any launch sites as of the end of July. Several new populations of starry stonewort were found in the general area of the the "deep water" site located to the east of Trinke. Whether these sites are new or were missed last year is unknown. During the last week of July a six man dive team hand pulled starry stonewort from the "deep water" site and areas east were starry stonewort was identified as being present in the aquatic plant survey. A small amount of starry stonewort was also pulled from just outside of the Trinke lagoon.
The Dive Guys with an afternoon's worth of hand pulled starry stonewort.
Geneva Lake WI July 29, 2021
How to stay safe this summer
Swimmer's itch is caused by flatworm larvae that can unintentionally latch onto human skin when looking for a waterfowl host and cause irritation and itchiness. They like warm water at around 72°F. When your skin dries, the larvae will burrow into the skin and eventually die, but this typically results in some uncomfortable itchiness.
WAYS TO TREAT
Don't scratch! - Use an antihistamine lotion - Don't panic, swimmers itch is rarely serious and will pass in a couple days
350 Constance Blvd.
Williams Bay, WI 53191