NEW INFORMATION: Half Moon Beach re-opened after new round of testing

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WEAU) -- A beach that had been closed because of concern about bacteria levels is now open again.

The Eau Claire City-County Health Department announced Friday that it had re-checked bacteria levels at Half Moon Beach in Eau Claire, and that it is now open for use. The department had announced that the beach was closed Wednesday, saying the beach would stay closed until it could re-check bacteria levels. The City of Eau Claire website said Friday afternoon that no beaches were closed.

The department tests the water at public beaches every week during the summer to keep tabs on bacterial levels. It closes beaches when those levels become too high, or the beach receives three or more inches of rain in 24 hours.

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