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Inland Swimming Areas Closed Due To Bacteria

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Day Pond State Park in Colchester (DEEP photo)

Day Pond State Park in Colchester (DEEP photo)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) – Environmental officials are closing inland swimming spots in five Connecticut towns due to high bacteria levels from heavy rains.

Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection officials announced the closures Tuesday.

Tests on water samples taken Monday show increased bacteria from rain runoff at the following state parks:

  • Day Pond State Park – Colchester
  • Wharton Brook State Park – Wallingford
  • Indian Well State Park – Shelton
  • Wadsworth Falls State Park – Middlefield
  • Chatfield Hollow State Park – Killingworth

Officials say the bacteria levels are still safe for swimming but the areas will be closed until there are improvements in samples to be taken later.

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