DEEP issues water quality report about state parks

May 29, 2014

Listed below are the state park beaches where water quality is tested by DEP to ensure that it is safe for swimming. Samples are collected by Department of Energy and Environmental Protection staff and are analyzed at the Department of Public Health Lab. Local health departments are responsible for sampling municipal swimming areas.  For information on closures of local swimming areas contact the local public health agency.

       

 

DEPSTATE PARKS AND FORESTS

 

LOCATION

 

STATUS

 

  SHORELINE

 

 

 

 

  Hammonasset Beach State Park Madison

OPEN

  Rocky Neck S.P. Niantic

OPEN

  Sherwood Island S.P. Westport

OPEN

  Silver Sands S.P. Milford

OPEN

 

 

 

LAKES AND PONDS

 

 

 

 

  Black Rock S.P. Watertown

OPEN

  Burr Pond S.P. Torrington

OPEN

  Chatfield Hollow S.P. Killingworth

OPEN

  Cockaponset State Forest (Pattaconk)

 

Chester

OPEN

  Day Pond S.P. Colchester

OPEN

  Gardner Lake State Park

 

Salem

OPEN

  Gay City S.P. Hebron

CLOSED (resample 5-29-14 results 5-30-14)

  Hopeville Pond S.P. Griswold

OPEN

  Indian Well S.P. Shelton

OPEN

  Kettletown S.P. Southbury

OPEN

  Lake Waramaug S.P. Kent

CLOSED (resample 5-29-14 results 5-30-14)

  Mashamoquet Brook S.P. Pomfret

CLOSED (resample 5-29-14 results 5-30-14)

  Mount Tom S.P. Litchfield

OPEN

  Pachaug State Forest Voluntown

OPEN

  Quaddick S.P. Thompson

OPEN

 

  Squantz Pond S.P. New Fairfield

OPEN

  Stratton Brook S.P. Simsbury

OPEN

  Wadsworth Falls S.P. Middlefield

OPEN

  Wharton Brook S.P.                          

 

 

Wallingford          

 

 

OPEN

 

Indicator bacteria are not disease causing pathogens, but are one of the tools used by public health and environmental protection authorities to evaluate the potential for contamination of waterbodies.

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