Boulder Reservoir swim area closed due to elevated bacteria levels, again

Posted at 9:05 PM, Jun 30, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-04 07:10:10-04

If you enjoy swimming at the Boulder Reservoir, some bad news for you: The swim area will be closed at least through Monday, July 4, due to elevated levels of bacteria. 

Swimming was temporarily suspended this afternoon as a precaution when a routine water sampling test determined bacteria levels to be elevated," said Sarah Huntley, a spokesperson for the City of Boulder, in a statement sent to Denver7. "The increased levels are believed to be the result of rain runoff," she said, adding that the swim area would reopen once bacteria levels are reduced. 

The Star Spangled Splash carnival, however, will continue through the Fourth of July weekend.  

This is not the first time the Boulder Reservoir swim area has been closed for the same reason this season. A closure took place in early June

For more information, call the Boulder Reservoir at 303-441-3461 or check for schedule updates on the City of Boulder Parks and Recreation Department’s Twitter account, @BoulderParksRec


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