Contact lifted; you can now go back to Lake Ming

Posted at 9:01 AM, Sep 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-30 12:01:38-04

The Kern County Public Health Services Department has lifted the no contact advisory for the water at Lake Ming effective immediately.

The advisory was issued on August 9th due to the presence of potentially harmful levels of bacteria found in the water.

Multiple consecutive water sample test results taken over the past 30 days have been within the acceptable range; therefore the advisory signs have been removed that were posted around Lake Ming. 

Although the advisory has been lifted, Kern County Public Health Services reminds the community that Kern County Ordinance prohibits swimming in Lake Ming.

We also ask Kern residents to help us keep our lakes and rivers clean by throwing trash away in appropriate receptacles. Litter thrown on the ground can end up in our river and lakes and potentially contaminate the water. When visiting Lake Ming, make sure to leave the area clean for the next person to enjoy.

These actions can help maintain a clean and safe environment for us all. 

For more information, visit our website at or call us at (661) 321-3000.