Environmental officials are not yet ready to re-open Lake George Beach. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation wrote, in a release, that staff continue to look for sources of bacterial contamination at Million Dollar Beach and Dog Beach. A sample taken Saturday indicated higher than acceptable levels of E. coli. The release says the delay in opening is being done out of an “abundance of caution”.
Read the official release:
Out of an abundance of caution and to ensure the protection of public health, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) staff have determined that Million Dollar Beach and Dog Beach will remain closed until all potential sources of bacterial contamination are fully assessed.
Sampling results that came back today showed decreased levels of coliform bacteria, however samples for E. coli are above or well above the Department of Health (DOH) State Sanitary Code threshold of 235 per 100 ml.
DEC is currently investigating a variety of potential sources of this contamination and will reopen Lake George Beach as soon as test results are once again below acceptable levels.