A “Precautionary Swimming Advisory” has been issued on Beach 6, due to Research Sample Plate Counts on Presque Isle State Park.
A Precautionary Swimming Advisory will be lifted when there is no longer an environmental and public health concern. Beach areas posted under a Precautionary Swimming Advisory are still open to the public for swimming, sunbathing and other recreational opportunities.
During a Swimming Advisory, to reduce the risk of illness, it is recommended that beach users take the following precautions:
- Avoid swallowing lake water.
- Wash your hands before handling food.
- Avoid swimming with an open cut or wound, or if you are experiencing an illness.
- Minimize water contact if lake levels are high, heavy rains have just ended, or strong winds are blowing from the west.
This advisory only affects Beach 6. Presque Isle has thirteen regulated swimming beaches. The remaining beaches are all open and are available for swimming.