Keyes Beach remains closed to swimming due to high Enterococci bacteria counts which exceeded the geomean standard as set by Massachusetts Bathing Beach Regulations 105 CMR 445.000. Additional samples will be taken daily. It may continue to be closed for several days or longer, depending on the results of future re-sampling and testing.
Wequaquet Lake Yacht Club beach is re-opened to swimming. A second sample taken on July 27th was analyzed at the County laboratory today. This re-sample revealed a significant reduction in Escherichia coli (E. coli) bacteria, well below the State’s freshwater limit for E. Coli.
Cyanobacteria at Fawcett Pond has significantly reduced for the second consecutive week; therefore this pond is now in the low tier category according to APCC’s classification methodology. Therefore, warning signage will be removed from this pond.
Other Information/- Cyanobacteria Postings:
Lovell’s Pond, Marstons MIlls
Long Pond, Marstons Mills
Long Pond, Centerville
Shubaels Pond, Marstons Mills
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