State officials have lifted yet another no swimming advisory in Newbury. Earlier this week, state officials posted an advisory for Mount Sunapee State Park, warning beachgoers that there were higher levels of bacteria in the water than normal. An advisory of this type encourages people to not go swimming or enter the water, which was home to a level of fecal bacteria that exceeded state standards.
The advisory was lifted Friday morning when officials analyzed water samples and found that the fecal bacteria levels were back within normal parameters. Earlier this summer, the same advisory was posted for the same beach, but was lifted within a week.
The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services oversees water quality across the state. They collectively monitor 186 freshwater and saltwater beaches in the Granite State for fecal coliform, which usually originates in the intestines of warm-blooded animals including waterfowl.
In addition to Mount Sunapee State Park, Todd Lake off of Route 103 in Newbury, also received a warning, this time for a cyanobacteria bloom and both lake users and pets were advised to take caution.