Gardner Lake State Park in Salem remains closed, pending a resampling of the water, the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said in a press release Thursday morning.
DEEP released its updated swimming area water quality report Thursday following water sample testing from state swimming areas and beaches.
Gardner Lake will be closed to the public, pending a resampling today with results expected on Friday.
Quaddick State Park in Thompson has reopened.
Samples are collected weekly by DEEP staff and are analyzed at the Department of Public Health Lab for the presence of certain indicator bacteria.
The indicator bacteria are not disease-causing pathogens, DEEP said in the release, but are one of the tools used by public health and environmental protection authorities to evaluate the potential for contamination of waterbodies.
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