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Maumee Bay State Park swimming areas under Bacteria Contamination Advisory

Children, the elderly and anyone in ill health or who have weakened immune systems are advised...
Children, the elderly and anyone in ill health or who have weakened immune systems are advised not to swim.(WTVG)
Published: Jun. 21, 2022 at 12:37 PM EDT
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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - The Ohio Department of Health has posted a Bacteria Contamination Advisory for the swimming areas at Maumee Bay State Park.

ODH posted the advisory on June 21 at 10 a.m. According to the ODH website, a Bacteria Contamination Advisory is posted when the level of bacteria in the water has reached levels that are unsafe and could make you sick. Children, the elderly and anyone in ill health or who have weakened immune systems are advised not to swim.

According to ODH, the Bacteria Contamination Advisory is posted for both Maumee Bay State Park (Inland) and Maumee Bay State Park (Erie).

Through a grant from USEPA, ODH participates in the BeachGuard system which monitors beaches along Lake Erie for E. coli bacteria by collecting water samples at the beaches and reporting results to the public.

According to ODH, if sample results are greater than the recreational standard of 235 colony forming units, an advisory is posted to warn swimmers. The advisory then remains posted until results from another sample are below the recreational standard.

Click here to see a map of the current advisories that are posted.

To learn more information about ODH and the BeachGuard system, check out the ODH website.

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