Jul 25, 2015 11:43 AM

Advisories issued after water testing at several NH beaches


CONCORD - Swimmers and pet owners are warned to be careful at several beaches around the state after the N.H. Department of Environmental Services tested the waters.

The beach at Otter Brook in Keene has been flagged as a risk for cyanobacteria, a potentially harmful toxin for people or pets. "Avoid contact with areas of water that are cloudy and greenish," recommends the advisory, issued Monday. The advisory will be lifted when the growth is no longer visible, the advisory indicates.

Six other beaches have advisories after exceeding state standards for fecal bacteria.

These are Bartlett Beach on Lake Winnisquam

Gilmanton Town Beach on Crystal Lake,

Opechee Cove Beach at Opechee Park in Laconia,

Ossipee Town Beach on Mill Pond,

the beach at Pawtuckaway State Park in Nottingham

and the Sanbornton Town Beach at Hermit Lake.

Water testing advisories are updated regularly at the N.H. DES Beach Inspection website.


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