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Posted on: August 14, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Fish Lake County Park Swimming Beach Temporarily Closed

The swimming beach at Fish Lake County Park is temporarily closed due to elevated E. Coli bacteria results.  Sorry for the inconvenience, thank you for your patience and understanding. Updates will be posted here as we receive them.

PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISES:  Swimmers at monitored beaches should look for beach advisory signs before they go in the water. If advisory signs are posted, officials have determined there is an increased risk of getting sick and swimming and wading are not recommended.

While beach monitoring results can provide a snapshot of water quality at the beach, water conditions can change rapidly and test results are not always representative of the current water conditions. Swimmers are monitored and non-monitored beaches should always follow this advice to reduce their risk of getting sick:

  • Don't swallow the water.
  • Shower before and after swimming.
  • Avoid swimming after a rain event. Rain can wash contaminants from the land, like septic tank overflows or animal feces, into the water.

LINK to the Minnesota Department of Health Website:  Preventing Recreational Water Illnesses (RWIs)

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