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Water Quality Good at Beaches Tested by the State

One closure at Indian Well.

It's supposed to be another hot weekend with temperatures in the 90s.

That means the state's beaches and swimming holes with be popular destinations again. 

Here is a list of the state park beaches where water quality is tested weekly starting on Memorial Day weekend and continuing through Labor Day weekend. The tests, conducted by the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, are designed to ensure that it is safe for swimming.

Samples are collected by DEEP staff members and analyzed at the Department of Public Health lab.

Local health departments are responsible for sampling municipal swimming areas. For information on closures of local swimming areas contact the local public health agency.

For more information on state swimming areas, visit www.ct.gov/deep/beachstatus.

The list: 

• Rocky Neck State Park 
Niantic
Open

• Sherwood Island State Park 
Westport
Open

• Silver Sands State Park 
Milford
Open

• Black Rock State Park 
Watertown
Open

• Burr Pond State Park 
Torrington
Open

• Chatfield Hollow State Park
Killingworth
Open

• Cockaponset State Forest (Pattaconk)
Chester
Open

• Day Pond State Park
Colchester
Open

• Gardner State Park
Salem
Open

• Gay City State Park
Hebron
Open

• Hopeville Pond State Park
Griswold
Open

• Indian Well State Park 
Shelton
Closed - Deposition of oily material in sections of swim area

• Kettletown State Park
Southbury
Open

• Lake Waramaug State Park
Kent
Open

• Mashamoquet Brook State Park
Pomfret
Open

• Mount Tom State Park 
Litchfield
Open

• Pachaug State Forest (Green Falls Pond)
Voluntown
Closed – low water levels

• Quaddick State Park
Thompson
Open

• Squantz Pond State Park
New Fairfield
Open

• Stratton Brook State Park
Simsbury
Open

• Wadsworth Falls State Park
Middlefield
Open

• Wharton Brook State Park
Wallingford
Open

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