Jun 7, 2015 10:54 AM

Sampling effort to check Connecticut River, tributaries

The Associated Press

PUTNEY, Vt. — Volunteers up and down the Connecticut River and its tributaries in Vermont, N.H., Massachusetts and Connecticut will be taking samples from the rivers this summer to check for contaminants.

The Connecticut River Watershed Council says the samples are checked for E.coli bacteria, as an indicator of other types of pathogens.

River users can visit the "Is It Clean" web page located at www.ConnecticutRiver.us to find bacteria test results at more than 130 river access and recreation sites.

E.coli levels often spike after storms, due to a combination of sewer overflows and runoff.


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