Dangerous Levels of Bacteria Found in CT River
August 6, 2012
ABC40/Fox6 Springfield: It’s an area of the Connecticut River popular for boating, but experts say the section where the Connecticut and Westfield Rivers meet could contain dangerous levels of bacteria.
“That site has spiked high a few times this summer,” Andrea Donlon, Massachusetts River Steward for the Connecticut River Watershed Council, said. “It’s also been very low, so it’s sort of an area worth looking at further in terms of why are the bacteria levels sometimes high.”
Donlon says the River Watershed Council and Pioneer Valley Planning Commission test the water for ecoli every week. Last Thursdays levels near Pynchon Point were high.
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