Sunapee beach water samplings exceed bacteria standard

  • A sign is posted on the beach at Sunapee State Park on Lake Sunapee Tuesday Aug. 5, 2014, in Newbury, N.H. warning people to stay out of the water because of algae blooms or bacteria from animal waste. (AP Photo/Jim Cole) Jim Cole—AP

Published: 7/8/2016 12:21:08 PM

State officials say water samples collected this week at the Lake Sunapee State Park Beach in Newbury have exceeded the standard for fecal bacteria.

The Department of Environmental Services may hear Friday about the latest results from their samplings to see if the bacteria counts are below the state standard and beachgoers can go back in the water.

The state’s initial samples were taken Tuesday, and more were taken Thursday.

Associated Press




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