Lake Altoona and Coon Fork Beaches reopen

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (RELEASE FROM PARKS AND FOREST DEPT.)-- The Eau Claire County Parks & Forest Department announces that water testing results by the City County Health Department indicates Big Falls wading area and Lake Eau Claire Beach continue to have unsafe levels and remain closed. Lake Altoona and Coon Fork Lake beaches are 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 area today 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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