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Please note: The above map may not display accurate icons for a short time after any update. The charts below listing advisories and warnings are updated instantly by DES Beach Program staff.

Monitoring is complete for the 2014 swimming season. Beach sampling will begin after Memorial Day, 2015.

For beach & advisory details, sampling results, and yearly reports, conduct a OneStop search.

Summary reports of 2014 monitoring season are also available at: http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/wmb/beaches/beach_reports/index.htm.

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For explanations about advisories and procedures, please visit the Beach Advisories page: http://des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/wmb/beaches/advisories.htm.


Cyanobacteria Lake Warnings

Lakes without designated beaches or areas of a lake away from a designated beach are issued cyanobacteria lake warnings when a large algae bloom is observed. Lakes with cyanobacteria warnings are re-inspected weekly.

 


Date of WarningDescription of WarningCurrent Warning
8/30/2016 12:00:00 AMHOTHOLE POND, LOUDON--CYANOBACTERIA WARNING: A possible toxin-producing cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) bloom has been spotted throughout the lake. Avoid contact with the water in areas experiencing bloom conditions and keep pets out. Will be resampled 9/6.Y

 

Current Beach Advisories

Advisories are updated daily during the swim season. Beaches are only listed here if the most recent fecal bacteria or cyanobacteria sample analysis exceeded state standards. Results are available through the OneStop database.

 

Beach NameBeach TownWater TypeCommunicationDate PostedAdvisory Type
BEARDS BROOK TOWN BEACHHILLSBOROUGHFRESHWATERSAMPLES COLLECTED 8/18/16 EXCEEDED THE STATE STANDARD FOR FECAL BACTERIA. THE ADVISORY REMAINS UNTIL BACTERIA COUNTS ARE BELOW THE STATE STANDARD. RESAMPLING TBD.08/19/2016 Fecal Bacteria
ELM BROOK PARK BEACHHOPKINTONFRESHWATERPER ACOE: "ON 8/25 SW WINDS LED TO SCUM ACCUMULATIONS IN, AND ADJACENT TO, THE SWIM AREA AT ELM BROOK PARK. THE FILMS AND SCUM EXTENDED NORTH APPROX. 1000'. AN ADVISORY IS IN EFFECT." "THE [CELL] COUNT IS STILL WELL OVER 50K/ML SO THE PROJECT MANAGER IS KEEPING THE ADVISORY IN PLACE.08/26/2016Cyanobacteria
HOOD PARK BEACH - HOODS PONDDERRYFRESHWATERSAMPLES COLLECTED 07/21/16, 7/22/16, 7/25/16, 7/27/16, & 8/25/2016 EXCEEDED THE STATE STANDARD FOR FECAL BACTERIA. ADVISORY SIGNS WILL REMAIN IN PLACE, BUT NO ADDITIONAL SAMPLING IS SCHEDULED FOR 2016. BATHERS SHOULD USE CAUTION.07/22/2016 Fecal Bacteria
TANNERY POND BEACHWILMOTFRESHWATERSAMPLES COLLECTED 8/1/16, 8/9/16, & 8/22 EXCEEDED THE STATE STANDARD FOR FECAL BACTERIA. THE ADVISORY REMAINS UNTIL BACTERIA COUNTS ARE BELOW THE STATE STANDARD. ADVISORY REMAINS IN PLACE THROUGH LABOR DAY WEEKEND.08/02/2016 Fecal Bacteria
WEIRS BEACH - LAKE WINNIPESAUKEELACONIAFRESHWATERSAMPLES COLLECTED 8/29/16 EXCEEDED THE STATE STANDARD FOR FECAL BACTERIA. THE ADVISORY REMAINS UNTIL BACTERIA COUNTS ARE BELOW THE STATE STANDARD. RESAMPLING 8/31/16, NEW RESULTS 9/1/16.08/30/2016 Fecal Bacteria


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