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Bacteria levels cause swim beach closing of Aurora Reservoir

Jul 3, 2024, 11:44 AM

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Aerial view of Aurora Reservoir, Colorado, looking east. (Photo by: Marli Miller/UCG/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

(Photo by: Marli Miller/UCG/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

As reported on 9News heightened bacterial levels has forced the swim beach at Aurora Reservoir to be closed as of today.

The city did say that kayaking, paddle boarding and boating section of the reservoir are still open to the public, however.

In response to the high levels, on the Aurora Reservoir website, it states: Like any untreated, natural body of water, levels of certain bacteria fluctuate. It cures itself naturally, but when the levels are elevated, it’s best not to swim. We test the swim beach water regularly, and it’s not unusual for levels to elevate from time to time. As soon as the levels drop, we’ll open it back up.

City officials await new test results on Thursday which will determine if the swim beach can reopened for the holiday.

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