Burlington beaches still seeing toxic algae blooms

Published: Oct. 5, 2021 at 6:53 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 5, 2021 at 7:46 AM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - Burlington Parks and Rec officials say even though it’s October, they are still getting reports of cyanobacteria blooms.

They say at this time of year, they don’t monitor the beaches, so you should swim at your own risk.

It might be October, but we're still getting some reports of cyanobacteria blooms. At this time of year, we don't...

Posted by Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront on Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Burlington Parks, Recreation & Waterfront crews say in total this summer, there were only 13 total days of closures at swimming areas. That’s out of the 89 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

Eleven were because of cyanobacteria and two were specifically because of high E. coli levels.

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