Four Connecticut state beaches are closed to swimmers this weekend after they tested high for bacteria and algae.
The swimming area at Silver Sands State Park in Milford has been closed since Friday and the water will remain off-limits until at least Tuesday. The state plans to retest the bacteria levels on Monday, but it will take a day to have the results. Oyster Fest, a popular summertime event here in Milford will still go on and the park is still open.
NBC Connecticut caught up with one woman whose plans to spend a week out on the beach were dampened not only by yesterday’s lousy weather but also the news that the beach won’t reopen this weekend.
"It's pretty disappointing since it’s like the end the summer and I'm going back to college in a few days so I want to enjoy my last few days in Milford, but hopefully it will clear up soon so I can get back in the water before I leave," said Jill Martinez of Milford.
The state routinely tests the water quality at its swimming areas.
Swimming areas are also closed at Indian Well in Shelton and Lake Waramaug in Kent because of high bacteria levels. Swimming at Kettletown Beach in Southbury is closed, not for high bacteria but for blue green algae.
Lake Waramaug could open Tuesday, but the earliest Indian Well will reopen isThursday.
No timeline was given for Kettletown.