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Olcott Beach water samples due later today

Posted at 11:38 AM, Jun 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-23 11:38:40-04

Olcott Beach in Niagara County is closed until further notice.

According to Ron Gwozdek, a Public Health Engineer in Niagara County, samples were taken from the water on June 21st and showed 400 E. coli bacteria cells per 100 milliliters. That's 165 more than the maximum level.

Gwozdek says the levels are probably high due to the wind and thunderstorms the day before the sample was taken. He is hoping that the sample results later today will show that the water is once again safe to swim in.

He also says that there is just no way to clean the water. We can only wait for nature to take its course.