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Thursday, July 11, 2019

UPDATED: Health Dept now says swimming OK at Charlestown’s Watchaug Pond

RIDOH cancels closure recommendation the two beaches on Watchaug Pond in Charlestown
Rhode Island Department of Health

Image result for bacteria watchaug pondUPDATED: Earlier tonight, saying that bacteria levels have gone back to safe levels, the Health Department now recommends Watchaug Pond beaches be reopened.

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing the beaches at YMCA Camp Watchaug and nearby Burlingame Picnic Area in Charlestown for swimming because of high bacteria levels.

RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality regularly to ensure safe bathing throughout the summer season.

The status of a beach may change on a daily basis.

The most up-to-date beach information is available through a recorded message on RIDOH's beaches telephone line (401-222-2751).

Related links

Department or agency: Department of Health: Beach Monitoring