Aug. 17, 2016 lake test results: Old Settlers Park beach on caution; all others open

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The beach at Old Settlers County Park on Paddock Lake in Paddock Lake will be under a swimming caution after an E.coli test this week at that location showed 387 E.coli/100 mL.

The water at the Old Settlers Park beach will be resampled.

Other weekly test results for some Western Kenosha County lakes showed E.coli levels below beach warning or closure levels.

Other results reported Wednesday, Aug. 17 by the Kenosha County Health Department were:

  • Paddock Lake — North Shore Beach Association, 7 E.coli/100 mL; Hoag Beach, 9 E.coli/100 mL; Paddock Hooker Lake Association, 19 E.coli/100 ml.
  • Wheatland — Lilly Lake, 2 E.coli/100 mL.

The State Department of Health recommends posting warnings at beaches when the test results indicate a E.coli level of 300/100ml or more and closing a beach when test results exceed E.coli 1000/100ml. Wheatland (Lilly Lake) has a policy of posting an advisory for a level of E.coli 235/100 mL or more and closing a beach when test results exceed E.coli 1000/100ml.

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