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RI Health Department Recommends Closing Goddard State Park Beach

Water quality analysis at local beaches is conducted by the State Health Laboratory or a state certified laboratory. The information is used to determine a closed beaches.

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Warwick, RI – The RI Department of Health has recommended closing Goddard State Park beach due to high levels of bacteria in recent water samples from the park.

The department posted a release to their website about the recommendation Tuesday afternoon.

“Officials will continue to monitor the water quality and recommend re-opening when the areas are safe for swimming. Water quality analysis is conducted by the HEALTH laboratory or a state certified laboratory,” according to the release.

Health Dept.According to the RI Department of Health website, beach closures are based on the concentration of Enterocci bacteria in beach water samples is measured in cfu/100ml (colony forming units per 100 milliliters). Beach closures are based on results of more than 60 cfu/100 ml in salt water and in fresh water.

Goddard State Park Beach was recently closed June 2 for two days, re-opening on June 4.

For the latest information about swimming at Rhode Island beaches, visit the Department of Health website or call (401) 222-2751.



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