Aug 15, 2015 10:37 AM
Water advisories: where not to swim this weekend
CONCORD - Cyanobacteria has been found in the water in two New Hampshire ponds, and several popular swimming spots have elevated levels of bacteria.
Additional testing is anticipated starting Monday. Cyanobacteria is a type of algae bloom that makes the water look green and cloudy and poses a potential health risk. Swimmers and pet owners are advised to avoid areas that show evidence of the potentially harmful toxins.
The three water bodies currently showing evidence of cyanobacteria include:
Nippo Pond in Barrington
Darrah Pond in Litchfield
Hancock Town Beach on Norway Pond in Hancock
Beaches that recently tested positive for elevated levels of fecal bacteria include:
Pearly Lake Beach in Rindge
Opechee Cove Beach, Opechee Park in Laconia
Pawtuckaway State Park Beach in Nottingham
You can check the web for any updates to this list of advisories from the state Department of Environmental Services.