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Beltzville Lake closes for swimming

High bacteria levels

LEHIGHTON, Pa. - Swimmers will have to find another place for a dip Wednesday--Beltzville Lake Beach is closed for swimming.

The Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR) closed the beach due to high bacteria levels.

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

This issue has plagued the beach several times this summer, and officials say geese droppings contribute to the problem.

Other activities at the park, including picnicking, fishing, boating and hiking, are still available.

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