Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection

Swimming Areas at Wadsworth Falls, Indian Wells Closed as Extreme Heat Begins

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The swimming areas at Wadsworth Falls State Park in Middlefield and Indian Wells State Park in Shelton are closed Tuesday because of water quality as a stretch of extreme heat and humidity begins.

The Mashamoquet Brook State Park swim area in Pomfret is closed for the season for maintenance.

The water at Indian Wells and Wadsworth Falls will be retested on Wednesday and the results are expected on Thursday, according to the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection.

All the other swimming areas and beaches that DEEP tests are open.

  • Hammonasset Beach State Park in Madison
  • Rocky Neck State Park in Niantic
  • Sherwood Island State Park in Westport
  • Silver Sands State Park in Milford
  • Black Rock State Park in Watertown
  • Burr Pond State Park in Torrington
  • Chatfield Hollow State Park in Killingworth
  • Cockaponset State Forest (Pattaconk) in Chester
  • Day Pond State Park in Colchester
  • Gardner Lake State Park in Salem
  • Gay City State Park in Hebron
  • Hopeville Pond State Park in Griswold
  • Indian Well State Park in Shelton
  • Lake Waramaug State Park in Kent
  • Mashamoquet Brook State Park in Pomfret
  • Mount Tom State Park in Litchfield
  • Pachaug State Forest (Green Falls Pond) in Voluntown
  • Quaddick State Park in Thompson
  • Squantz Pond State Park in New Fairfield
  • Stratton Brook State Park in Simsbury
  • Wadsworth Falls State Park in Middlefield
  • Wharton Brook State Park in Wallingford

Check your local community for swimming areas that do not fall under the jurisdiction of DEEP.

The NBC Connecticut meteorologists are forecasting high temperatures between 88 and 93 degrees Tuesday and highs Wednesday between 93 and 98, which will feel like it is over 100 degrees.

High temperatures are expected to be in the mid-90s Thursday and Friday.

Gov. Ned Lamont has activated the state's extreme weather protocol to ensure the availability of cooling centers during the extreme heat. The protocol went into effect at 8 a.m. Tuesday and continues through 8 p.m. on Sunday.

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