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Once again, there's a closure at Cascade Lake.

The City of Rochester Parks & Recreation Department sent out a notice saying bacteria levels are elevated...again.

...Parks & Recreation...has been testing the water at Cascade Lake and the bacteria levels were elevated. With the health and safety of all park users in mind, Parks & Recreation has voluntarily closed the beach until test results return to an acceptable level.

Just as before, it's important to note bacteria is always present in natural bodies of water. It is part of what keeps lakes healthy.


And, just like before, "The specific bacteria that was showing elevation was E. Coli. Excessive rainfall, extreme heat in shallow bodies of water, which Cascade Lake is relatively shallow, and wildlife can all be common causes for bacteria levels to increase."

They'll test the water again later this week and see where to go from there.

Listen to James Rabe Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 11-Noon on KROC AM 1340 and 96.9 FM and Weekdays with Jessica Williams Weekday from 6 - 10 AM on Y-105 FM

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