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Could Olson Lake Reopen This Summer?

Back in March Olson Lake closed for the summer because of contaminated water, so what’s changed?

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Olson Lake, IDNR

Word spread like crazy when it was announced that Olson Lake at Rock Cut State Park would close because of diminished water quality. Some state-line beach goers were OK with the closure.

Other beach goers understood what was happening with the water.

The lake was to be dredged to allow for it to be re-opened but no word was given when (or if) it would open again. The good news is the dredging apparently worked as planned. Illinois Representative

The good news is the dredging apparently worked as planned. Illinois Representative John Cabello told RRstar.com recent water tests indicate Olson Lake is safe for swimmers.

Olson Lake at Rock Cut State Park will reopen to swimmers after the state Department of Natural Resources determined the water is safe to swim in.

No opening date has been set, but state Rep. John Cabello said he hopes it will happen before summer is over. Cabello, R-Machesney Park, has been working to get the lake reopened since he learned of its closing in March.

“The lake is good to be in.”

The most recent water test was a week ago, although there’s no word on an official reopen date for Olson Lake. According to RRstar.com,

No opening date has been set, but state Rep. John Cabello said he hopes it will happen before summer is over. Cabello, R-Machesney Park, has been working to get the lake reopened since he learned of its closing in March.

 

Rep Cabello wrapped up the conversation with RRstar.com by adding this,

“Anyone who wants to be a vendor at the lake, stand by for details.”

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