A listener called in to the show to inform me that she went to one of her favorite lakes in Northern Arizona, Kaibab Lake near Williams, a place she has been swimming at for many, many years. She was greeted by large signs put up by the National Forest Service informing her and others that swimming has been banned! Here’s the entire segment from the show.
I called the Kaibab National Forest administrative office and they confirmed that four lakes, Kaibab, Cataract, White Horse and Dog Pound Lake banned swimming in June of 2018. According to a representative with the Forest Service, the reason for the ban is because the lakes are reservoirs for the City of Williams.
There are many other lakes in Arizona, and across the U.S. for that matter that are reservoirs, Lake Mary in Flagstaff, Lake Powell in Page and Lake Mead near Las Vegas to name a few. Is swimming going to be banned there too?
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