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State Closes Swim Areas At Indian Wells, Silver Sands Due To Bacteria

The swim area at Indian Well State Park in Shelton is closed until the middle of next week.
The swim area at Indian Well State Park in Shelton is closed until the middle of next week. Photo Credit: File

FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — If you're planning to hit the beach this weekend, you may need to change your plans: The state of Connecticut has closed the swim areas at four state parks due to water quality issues.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection released the following beach closure information:

  • The swim area at Indian Wells State Park in Shelton is closed due to bacteria levels. Water there will be retested Wednesday, Aug. 23.
  • The swim area at Kettletown State Park in Southbury is closed due to the presence of blue green algae blooms. The swim area will remain closed until that condition subsides.
  • The swim area at Silver Sands State Park in Milford  is closed due to bacteria levels. Water there will be retested Monday, Aug. 21.
  • The swim area at Lake Waramaug in Litchfield County is closed due to bacteria levels. Water there will be retested Monday, Aug. 21.

​All other beaches are open as of Friday morning at Connecticut's state parks, including Sherwood Island State Park in Westport.

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