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July 11, 2013 Rocky Neck East Side Beach Closed and Mashamoquet Brook State Park Open

Listed below are the state park beaches where water quality is tested by DEEP to ensure that it is safe for swimming. Samples are collected by DEEP staff and are analyzed at the Department of Public Health Lab. Local health departments are responsible for sampling municipal swimming areas. For information on closures of local swimming areas contact the local public health agency.
DEP STATE PARKS AND FORESTS SHORELINE
Hammonasset Beach State Park Rocky Neck S.P. Sherwood Island S.P. Silver Sands S.P. Madison Niantic Westport Milford OPEN OPEN (East end closed resample 7-10-13 results 7-11-13) OPEN OPEN

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LAKES AND PONDS
Black Rock S.P. Burr Pond S.P. Chatfield Hollow S.P. Cockaponset State Forest (Pattaconk) Day Pond S.P. Gardner Lake State Park Gay City S.P. Hopeville Pond S.P. Indian Well S.P. Kettletown S.P. Lake Waramaug S.P. Mashamoquet Brook S.P. Mount Tom S.P. Pachaug State Forest Quaddick S.P. Squantz Pond S.P. Stratton Brook S.P. Wadsworth Falls S.P. Wharton Brook S.P. Watertown Torrington Killingworth Chester Colchester Salem Hebron Griswold Shelton Southbury Kent Pomfret Litchfield Voluntown Thompson New Fairfield Simsbury Middlefield Wallingford OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN OPEN

Indicator bacteria are not disease causing pathogens, but are one of the tools used by public health and environmental protection authorities to evaluate the potential for contamination of waterbodies.