Swimming Area closed at Blue Marsh Lake due to high bacteria levels

Update – 7/2/24: Officials have announced the swimming area at Blue Marsh Lake’s Dry Brooks Day Use Area has been reopened for public use. Water quality test results now indicate that E. Coli bacteria levels have returned to a level that meets state standards for swim beaches. The public is reminded that swimming at Blue Marsh Lake is at one’s own risk, and lifeguards are not on duty.

Original post: Swimming at the Dry Brooks Day Use Area of Blue Marsh Lake is currently restricted due to high bacteria levels, announced The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Friday afternoon.

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Officials say water tests will be done daily until the levels return to a safe level for public use. This only affects the water area, picnicking and boating will not be restricted at the lake.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers would also like to remind visitors that choose to enter the water at other areas of the lake, that the water in those areas is not tested and that swimming at Blue Marsh Lake is “swim at your own risk.” Updates will be provided as conditions change.

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