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.


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