Lake Temescal Beach is tested for bacterial levels weekly from April to October. This map shows the normal sample sites across the beach. The East Bay Regional Park District works with the Alameda County Environmental Health Department in accordance with California Department of Public Health's Guidance for Fresh Water Beaches to determine water quality at Lake Temescal Beach. Our stop light sign is used to display the relative water quality from our latest bacteriological tests and cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) conditions. Cyanobacteria signage and designations are posted below our bacteriological result designations.
Water Quality Stop Light Designations:
Please be advised there is always some level of risk when swimming in any water body. To have a fun and safe experience swimming in the parks, we encourage you to follow a few simple rules:
For more information contact the East Bay Regional Park District Water Management Department at (510) 544-2328