Can You Swim Again At Kettletown State Park?
We are moving into a sticky, hot weekend, with temperatures in the mid to upper 80's. What Connecticut State Parks can you go to to cool off?
The DEEP, Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, offers information on State Swimming Area's Water Quality twice a week about the numerous Connecticut shoreline, lakes and ponds. You can find it at ct.gov/deep
Back on Aug. 7 I shared this information with you.
The park was closed to swimming because of blue-green algae.The algae blooms release toxins that are dangerous to humans and pets if swallowed.
The continued closure was announced in the state’s weekly water quality report released Thursday.
So, sadly, over ten days later, it looks like you won't be dipping your toes in the water this weekend at Kettletown State Park in Southbury, though you can still put your butt in the sand.
The DEEP also links to the State Beach Monitoring Program Information
The good news is that all but two swimming areas are open as we head into the weekend. However for the most up-to-date information on the status of beaches over the weekend, please call the Water Quality Report Information Line at 1-866-CTPARKS.