July 12, 2012 - Boulder Reservoir swim beach closed temporarily
Media Contact: Jennifer Bray, Parks and Recreation, 303-441-4160 Sarah Huntley, Media Relations, 303-441-3155 www.bouldercolorado.gov
Boulder Reservoir swim beach closed temporarily
The Boulder Reservoir swim beach, 5565 N. 51st St., will be closed at least through Friday, July 13, due to elevated levels of bacteria. The increased levels are believed to be the result of the significant rain runoff from rain earlier this week. Swimming was temporarily suspended at today as a precaution after a routine water sampling test determined bacteria levels were elevated.
Water at the swim area was then re-sampled and test results are expected by Friday afternoon. The reservoir swim beach will re-open once bacteria levels are reduced.
A spike in bacterial levels is not uncommon in natural bodies of water after significant rain runoff.
For more information and updates, call the Boulder Reservoir at 303-441-3461 or visit www.BoulderRez.org.