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High-tech buoy put in place to detect E. Coli levels in New Hampshire lakes.

CONCORD — The 4th of July is right around the corner, and many New England families will be traveling to enjoy their holiday by the water.

Before jumping in and making a splash, check the local beach advisories on the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services website.

Water can be deemed unsafe by the NHDES due to E. Coli levels exceeding the state standard.

It was also released this week that a new, high-tech buoy was just installed in Lake Winnipesaukee to monitor water quality in real time.

This buoy will determine whether swimmers should or shouldn't be in the water by monitoring levels of bacteria such as E. Coli levels.

Access current water-quality conditions across the country by visiting the USGS WaterQualityWatch website (

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