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 InThis column can in no way give justice to the work that Bruce Wilson is doing, nor to the... Full StoryLUHANSK, Ukraine — A convoy of more than 200 white trucks crossed the Russian border to deliver... Full Story
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