• Kennedy/Veteran’s Beach passed its test and is now open for swimming. Mei Xiao will be removing the closed for swimming signs shortly.
• Cotuit Bay Shores Beach passed its test and is now open for swimming. Mei Xiao will be removing the closed for swimming signs shortly.
The following remain unchanged:
• Keyes Beach is closed to swimming due to a single count exceedance of Enterococcus bacteria. This beach does not meet the Massachusetts Bathing Beach Regulations, 105 CMR 445.00 and must be closed. This beach will be re-tested and we will receive the results late tomorrow afternoon.
• Long Pond Centerville is designated by APCC as being within the “moderate warning tier” due to moderate levels of Microcystin. This pond is now posted with pet advisory signage.
• Lovell’s Pond was found to have reduced levels of Microcystin. APCC moved the status of this pond to the “moderate warning tier.” Existing warning signage will be removed and will be replaced with a pet advisory signage.
Cyanobacteria Postings (Updated):
CLOSURES DUE TO TOXIC CYANOBACTERIA
• Muddy/Crocker Pond, Marstons Mills
• Long Pond, Marstons Mills
To protect yourself and pets:
• Do not drink pond water.
• Do not swim.
• Keep pets and livestock away.
• Avoid areas with scum while boating and do not eat fish.
Call your doctor or veterinarian if you or your animals have a sudden or unexplained sickness or signs of poisoning.
Pet Advisory Level
Shubael’s Pond, Marstons Mills
Long Pond, Centerville
Lovell’s Pond, Marstons Mills
If you are interested in receiving more information about Cyanobacteria and locations monitored, you may view the CyanoMAP at https://apcc.org/our-work/science/community-science/cyanobacteria/ to see recent cyanobacteria monitoring results from APCC. If you are interested in receiving email notifications when there is a potential toxic bloom identified by APCC, you may opt-in to the APCC toxic alerts. In order to receive email notification for toxic alerts, click this link: https://apcc.org/our-work/science/community-science/cyanobacteria/cyanobacteria-alert/ This link will bring you to a webpage where you will be asked to enter your email address in order to receive toxic alerts.
David W. Stanton, RS
Chief Health Inspector
TOWN OF BARNSTABLE