Before you go swimming, find out which NH beaches and ponds contain fecal bacteria
CONCORD — Before planning a day trip to a New Hampshire beach or pond, make sure to check that the water is not contaminated with fecal bacteria.
The Department of Environmental Services issued eight beach advisories and one cyanobacteria lake warning over the past week.
Freshwater ponds and beaches that have exceeded the state standard for fecal bacteria include:
- Beach 1 - New Pond - Sherwood Forest - Canterbury
- Beach 2 - New Pond - Sherwood Forest - Canterbury
- Ellacoya State Park RV Beach - Gilford
- Gilford Town Beach - Lake Winnipesaukee - Gilford
- Glines Park Beach - Sondogardy Pond - Northfield
- Hood Park Beach - Hoods Pond - Derry
- Leslie Roberts Town Beach - Lake Winnisquam - Belmont
- Sanborton Town Beach - Lake Winnisquam - Sanbornton
Every freshwater body contaminated will be resampled Thursday, besides Derry, with new results posted on Friday.
Elm Brook Park in Hopkinton received a cyanobacteria lake warning Monday, which resulted in daily observations by DES.
Beach sampling and monitoring takes place between Memorial Day and Labor Day. To receive beach advisory newsletters, join the DES email list.