Sep 5, 2015 1:12 PM

Safe swimming: fewer NH beaches with water advisories this weekend

There are many more safe swimming options for the Labor Day weekend after the latest round of water testing took several ponds and beaches off the state's water advisory list.

In a summer that's seen more than a dozen swim spots recommended off limits, the list for Labor Day weekend is down to only a handful, according to the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services advisories webpage and twitter page.

However, two popular spots in Laconia are still not recommended for swimmers, as well as a beach in Rindge near Franklin Pierce University.

Still on the list for elevated levels of fecal bacteria:

Bartlett Beach, Lake Winnisquam in Laconia
Opechee Cove Beach at Opechee Park in Laconia
Pearly Pond Beach in Rindge

And while the cyanobacteria warning has been lifted at Keyser Pond in Henniker, it remains in place for French Pond Beach, also in Henniker, and Otternick Pond in Hudson.

Plenty of other options remain available for those seeking to take a dip this weekend, including NH's coastal beaches and state parks. Swim safe.


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