Aug 8, 2015 10:26 AM
9 NH water bodies have advisories this weekend warning swimmers to beware
CONCORD - Cyanobacteria has been found in the water in three New Hampshire ponds, and several popular swimming spots have been found with elevated levels of bacteria.
Additional testing is anticipated starting Monday. Cyanobacteria is a type of algae bloom that makes the water look green and cloudy and poses a potential health risk. Swimmers and pet owners are advised to avoid areas that show evidence of the potentially harmful toxins.
The three water bodies currently showing evidence of cyanobacteria include:
Nippo Pond in Barrington
Darrah Pond in Litchfield
Sondogardy Pond, Glines Park in Northfield
Beaches that recently tested positive for elevated levels of fecal bacteria include:
Chase's Grove Beach, Island Pond in Derry
Geneva Beach in Madison
Opechee Cove Beach, Opechee Park in Laconia
Pawtuckaway State Park Beach in Nottingham
Surry Mountain Recreation Area Beach in Surry
Tannery Pond Beach in Wilmot
You can check the web for any updates to this list of advisories from the state Department of Environmental Services.