Keyes Beach is closed to swimming due to high Enterococci Bacteria counts which exceeded both the single count and geomean standard as set by Massachusetts Bathing Beach Regulations 105 CMR 445.000. A second sample was taken today and is currently incubating. Additional samples will be taken daily. This beach will be posted as closed as required. It may be closed for several days or longer, depending on the results of future re-sampling and testing.
Wequaquet Lake Yacht Club is closed to swimming due to high single count of Escherichia coli (E. coli). The beach will be posted as closed as required per the Massachusetts Bathing Beach Regulations 105 CMR 445.000. A second sample was taken today. The Town will be notified of the second sample’s results tomorrow afternoon, after incubation and analysis at the County laboratory.
[NOTE: Water samples taken from Lake Wequaquet public beach located at Shootflying Hill Road meets the State standards and this beach will remain open to swimming.}
Other Information/- Cyanobacteria Postings:
Lovell’s Pond, Marstons MIlls
Long Pond, Marstons Mills
Long Pond, Centerville
Shubaels Pond, Marstons Mills
Fawcett Pond, Hyannis
Pet Advisory Level
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.
Thomas A. McKean, RS, CHO
Director of Public Health
TOWN OF BARNSTABLE