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LATEST: All Eau Claire Co. beaches open after bacteria testing

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Eau Claire Co. (News Release) - Recent water testing by the City-County Health resulted in the opening of ALL Eau Claire County beaches and wading areas as all samples tested safe. These include Lake Altoona Beach, Big Falls Park, Coon Fork Park - both campground and dayside, and the Lake Eau Claire Beach.

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Eau Claire Co. (News Release) - The Eau Claire City-County Health Department says water testing results show the water at Big Falls County Park and Coon Fork County Park dayside and campground is now within acceptable health standards and is therefore now open for wading.

Lake Altoona Park remains closed. The water will be retested today.

All other public beaches on Eau Claire County land are within acceptable standards and therefore open. Any questions regarding this matter can be directed to the City-County Health Department at 715-839-4718.

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Eau Claire Co. (News Release) - The Eau Claire County Parks & Forest Department announces that water testing results by the City County Health Department indicate that Big Falls County Park, Coon Fork County Park dayside and campground beach and Lake Altoona Beach water is NOT within acceptable health standards and is therefore closed for wading/swimming.

Lake Eau Claire beach is 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 areas on Monday 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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