Swimming area at Middlefield state park closed due to bacteria

Swimming area at Middlefield state park closed due to bacteria

Record-Journal


Due to the presence of certain bacteria, the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has closed the swimming area at Wadsworth Falls State Park in Middlefield until further testing is conducted.

The agency announced Friday that the swimming area at the Middlefield state park was found to have bacteria during testing this week. DEEP said the bacteria aren’t disease causing, “but are one of the tools used by public health and environmental protection authorities to evaluate the potential for contamination of water-bodies.”

Water at the park will be retested Wednesday, with results expected Thursday.

Swimming areas at Gardner Lake State Park in Salem, Gay City State Park in Hebron, Lake Waramaug State Park in Kent and Quaddick State Park in Thompson are also closed due to the presence of bacteria, according to DEEP.




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