HARTFORD Conn. (WTNH) — Three inland Connecticut beaches were shut down Tuesday until further notice due to elevated bacteria levels.
Connecticut’s Department of Energy and Environmental protection (DEEP) tested all inland beaches on Monday. Their testing revealed three beaches had elevated levels of bacteria.
Wharton Beach of Wallingford, Day Pond in Colchester, and Kettletown State Park in Southbury will be shut down for the next few days until further testing. DEEP says the reason for the high levels of bacteria is because of rain runoff.
Shoreline beaches have not yet been tested, but DEEP is confident that they will remain open.