County closes wading, swimming areas due to bacteria

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ALTOONA, Wis. (EAU CLAIRE COUNTY PARKS & FOREST DEPARTMENT NEWS RELEASE) -- The Eau Claire County Parks & Forest Department announces that water testing results by the City County Health Department indicate that Big Falls County Park, Coon Fork County Park dayside and campground beach and Lake Altoona Beach water is NOT within acceptable health standards and is therefore closed for wading/swimming. Lake Eau Claire beach is currently within acceptable standards for swimming and therefore open. The City-County Health Department policy is to close all areas whenever water samples indicate high levels of bacteria above safe standards. The Health Department will retest the areas on Monday and the Parks & Forest Department will inform the public when bacteria levels are within acceptable health standards.

Any questions regarding this matter can be directed to the City-County Health Department at 715-839-4718.

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