A closure to water contact recreation at Allyn Waterfront Park was issued Thursday due to high levels of fecal bacteria in the water. This beach will be re-sampled next week to determine if bacteria levels have dropped. The public is advised to avoid contact with the water until further notice.
Contact with fecal contaminated waters can result in gastroenteritis, skin rashes, upper respiratory infections, and other illnesses. Children and the elderly may be more vulnerable to waterborne illnesses.