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Beltzville Lake closes again to swimmers

High bacterial counts show up in water samples.

LEHIGHTON, Pa. - A popular Carbon County swimming area is closed to swimmers for the second time in a week.

Officials with the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) announced it has closed the Beltzville Lake Beach to swimming as of Thursday.

The DCNR said samples from Tuesday showed high bacterial counts.

As a precaution, the beach at Beltzville State Park will remain closed until the DCNR receives acceptable water samples.

All other activities at the state park, including picnicking, fishing, boating and hiking, are still available.

The DCNR closed the park on June 5 for the same reason, and reopened the park on Friday.

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