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Old 07-31-2008, 04:14 PM
 
Location: California
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And they wonder why we just sold our jet-ski! Or will eat the crabs out of the lake!

Yuck!

http://www.khou.com/topstories/stories/khou080731_jj_clear_lake_bacteria_in_water.35a207 (broken link)
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Old 07-31-2008, 04:27 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I love Clear Lake and have been around it most of my life BUT I never once even thought about getting in the water except on a boat. I like being near and on the water but I never even one time thought that the water would be safe to romp and play in like an ocean (and even some of those are having their issues) so that news won't change my feelings. But for those who like to jet-ski or swim -- well there's definitely something to ponder. But I wouldn't have eaten anything out of it either -- The lake has always been more more for visual appeal.
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Old 07-31-2008, 04:43 PM
 
Location: California
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I can honestly say I have never swam in it...nor Taylor Lake. But when we first moved here, I loved the idea of being able to have fresh crab right out of our own backyard. In the last yr or so...I've seen what comes floating by sometimes and have resolved that eating anything that comes from either lake is just plain unsafe.
But we do love to boat and jet-ski. We actually just sold the jet-ski on advice from my husbands drs. They were concerned about the bacteria in it..as he has a very low/Non existent immune system. Guess they got it right! I'm sure what is in Clear Lake is in Taylor Lake!
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Old 07-31-2008, 04:52 PM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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I would imagine that is in any area that is high in recreational boaters -- lake houston, lake conroe, lake livingston. People are people and they will just pollute for the sake of convenience without a concern for the environment. But for that matter, I rarely go to a public pool anymore and if I do - I am out of there as soon as that really too cute couple with the diapered baby hops in.
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Old 07-31-2008, 05:17 PM
 
Location: California
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Yes...Taylor Lake especially, is very recreational. At any given time, you have the skiers, knee boarders and tubers out there. On weekends, come 4-5 o'clock the cigarette and go-fast boats come out. Always something to watch! What gets me is the amt. of garbage people throw over-board! Beer cans, wrappers of all kinds. We watched a family of 5 on the weekend, who had come out for a picnic on their boat...and throw everything overboard when they were done! They had 3 little kids on board, who I'm sure will grow up to do the exact same thing! Some people can be such slobs!
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Old 07-31-2008, 06:51 PM
 
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Yes we never eat anything from there we just use it to take our boat out also I can't believe people just trash up the water How hard is it to put your trash in a bad to you get on land
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Old 07-31-2008, 06:58 PM
 
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OOPs "BAG"
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Old 07-31-2008, 07:03 PM
 
Location: A little suburb of Houston
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I would imagine that is in any area that is high in recreational boaters -- lake houston, lake conroe, lake livingston. People are people and they will just pollute for the sake of convenience without a concern for the environment. But for that matter, I rarely go to a public pool anymore and if I do - I am out of there as soon as that really too cute couple with the diapered baby hops in.

Actually Clear Lake is worse because it has more boats that have overnight/bathrooms on board as opposed to the day craft at other lakes. The sewage found in those lakes generally comes from on-shore sources.

If folks would like to see water quality monitoring data go to: Environmental Data :: H-GAC (http://www.h-gac.com/rds/environmental/default.aspx - broken link)
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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I rarely go to a public pool anymore and if I do - I am out of there as soon as that really too cute couple with the diapered baby hops in.
I'd worry more about the nine and ten year olds that aren't wearing waterproof swim diapers.
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Old 08-01-2008, 07:34 AM
 
Location: Wexford PA / Clear Lake TX
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Never been in the water and never will. Makes me a little concerned about eating at one of the seafood restaraunts in Seabrook/Kemah though.
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