BOISE -- Water lovers who plan on hitting up the Lucky Peak Reservoir this holiday weekend should be extra careful, as excess levels of E. coli are being reported there.

The Idaho Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) says the E. coli bacteria levels at the Robie Creek Beach area of Lucky Peak are too high.

If ingested, E. coli can cause diarrhea, fever, and vomiting -- especially in infants, small children, and the elderly.

The DEQ is recommending that people avoid doing any activity, that might lead to someone accidentally drinking the water at the Robie Creek recreational area.

The source of the E. coli is unknown at this time.

Beach goers will see warning signs posted. The DEQ recommends using the Baclary Bay Beach to wade and swim instead of the Robie Creek Beach.

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