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.


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