You May Not Want To Swim At This Maryland Beach This Summer Due To A Dangerous Discovery
Each summer brings droves of locals to Maryland’s swimming holes, and each summer it seems another bacteria advisory makes headlines. For the past several years,
Kilgore Falls has been a place of fun and infamy, as it’s often known to have high traces of bacteria. This year, Marylanders were to surprised to learn that the following spot is now under an advisory warning. If you’re often a swimmer here, use caution.
Elk Neck State Park is located in North East, Maryland. It's mostly known for Turkey Point Lighthouse as well as scenic hikes along the water.
And speaking of water, those who do know about the park's beach often head here during the summer season for a dip.
The Cecil County Health Department regularly checks bacteria levels of the water. Recently, they discovered that the levels were higher than normal and issued a beach advisory.
The bacteria levels are ever-changing but are currently higher due to a recent abundance of rain. Runoff caused bacteria levels (due to pollution and other factors) to move towards the beach area.
For now, it's still safe to swim but certain precautions are recommended...
It's advised not to swim if you have a scrape or cut. Also, be sure to rinse off (and then completely shower) after swimming in the water.
Play it safe, and you can still enjoy all that this area has to offer.
For more information about the bacteria advisory,
To read more about Elk Neck State Park, read our previous article
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