Swimming holes have high bacteriaJuly 26,2014Swimming holes
have high bacteria
BRATTLEBORO — Officials say high bacteria levels in some southeast Vermont swimming holes could be attributed to heavy rainfall.
Hi E. coli levels were found last week in 15 bodies of water in tests conducted by the Southeastern Vermont Watershed Alliance. The Brattleboro Reformer reported that the bodies of water were connected to the West, Rock, Williams, Middle Branch Williams and Saxtons rivers and the North Branch and Whetstone brooks.
The report said the elevated bacteria levels are often the result of heavy rainfall prior to test samples being taken. Similar findings were found after heavy rain in mid-June.
Group president Gloria Cristelli said E. coli are typically elevated after a rainstorm because animal waste is washed off the sides of a river and into the water.MORE IN This Just InHAVANA — Daniela Martinez long figured that someday she would leave the struggles of daily life... Full StoryPESHAWAR, Pakistan — Six militants were killed in a U.S. Full Story
- Most Popular
- Most Emailed
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Vermont Gas Systems puts Phase 2 on hold as the latest estimate for Phase 1 takes a 27 percent leap upward, to a total of $157 million; U.S. Attorney Tristram Coffin quits for job with private firm; police cite man in pot bust.
- TOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Gov. Peter Shumlin announces demise of his single-payer health insurance initiative; convicted first-degree murderer Alan Prue sentenced to 50 years for killing teacher Melissa Jenkins; veterans chafed about park naming snub.
- RICHARD'S POOR ALMANACK: In 533 AD, Byzantine Emperor Justinian I gets the old empire back together again routing the Vandals from Carthage; in 1890, Lakota Chief Sitting Bull is killed at his home in South Dakota; in 1970, Soviets land probe on Venus.
- DUANE CARLETON: Rutland Herald Events Editor George Nostrand interviews musician Duane Carleton, whose new CD 'A GIRL LIKE THAT' drops Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014, and will be celebrated that evening with a show at 9:30 p.m. at Killington's Pickle Barrel.