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Some state beaches remain closed, some remain open

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The swimming area at Indian Well State Park in Shelton is closed for the weekend. (WFSB) The swimming area at Indian Well State Park in Shelton is closed for the weekend. (WFSB)
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Some of the state beaches that were closed to swimming Friday have reopened, while others remained closed due to water quality issues.

The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said swimming areas at Indian Well State Park in Shelton, Kettletown State Park in Southbury, Gardner Lake in Salem, and Wadsworth Falls State Park in Middlefield show high bacteria levels and are off limits to swimmers.

These locations will be closed and be retested on Wednesday, August 30th. The results of the test will be expected the next day.

However, the swimming areas at Hammonassett, Silver Sands, and Rocky Neck State Parks have reopened to the public after tests showed improvement in the water quality.

Toxic blue green algae have caused swim areas at Indian Well and Kettletown to remain closed. Blue green algae can cause swimmers and their pets to get sick if they are exposed.

 For more information on blue green algae, click here

"I haven't been here since I was a kid. We planned this for a few days and we came down here and they told us the water was contaminated," Roberto Martinez, of Bridgeport, said. "We're bummed, we really wanted to go swimming and we can't now, but we're having fun on the beach either way."

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