Water Quality – Beach Status

View Current Water Quality & Beach Status Report for Town of Barnstable  HERE

Update 10/21/20

 North East Mystic Lake is having a low level bloom – shore line scum should be avoided by pets and curious children.

Lovell’s has been downgraded to a Pet Advisory.

Cyanobacteria information:

 Warning Level

 Shubael, Marstons Mills

 Pet Advisory Level

 Hinckley Pond, Barnstable

Lovell’s Pond, Cotuit

Mystic Lake, North East Shore, Marstons Mills

Parker Pond, Osterville

 

 

 


10/6/20

 Cyanobacteria information:

Warning Level

Lovell’s Pond, Cotuit

Mystic Lake, Marstons Mills

CLOSED* No Swimming

Shubael Pond, Marstons Mills

 

 9/9/20

The Pet Advisory has been lifted at Long Pond Marstons Mills.

Lovell’s pond has been downgraded from a Closure to a Pet Advisory

Pet Advisory Level

Lovell’s Pond, Cotuit

Shubael Pond, Marstons Mills

Cyanobacteria information:

Warning Level

Hinckley Pond, Barnstable

Parker Pond, Osterville

 

8/26/20

Cyanobacteria information:

CLOSED* No Swimming

Lovells Pond Beach, Cotuit

  • Moderate health risks for adults
  • Higher risk for babies and small children
  • Highest risks for pets

Update: 7/29/20

No Bottom, Cotuit   Cyanobacteria Warning has been lifted.

Update: 7/28/20

CLOSED* No Swimming

Lovells Pond Beach remains closed due to Cyanobacteria 

Update: 7/20/20 Keyes Beach is opened for swimming!

Holly Point Beach Association/Bearse pond’s Pet Advisory has been lifted.

Cyanobacteria information:

CLOSED* No Swimming

 Long Pond Marstons Mills (Posted at Long Pond Farms Beach)

Lovells Pond Beach, Cotuit

  • Higher risk for babies and small children
  • Moderate health risks for adults
  • Highest risks for pets

*minimum 2 week period of monitoring, before lifting closure


Update: 6/25/20

Keyes Beach, Hyannis continues to be closed due to bacteria levels above State standards.

The beach has been resampled.

Cyanobacteria Monitoring results:

Pet Advisory

Holly Point Beach Association/Bearse Pond

Shubael Pond

Warning

No Bottom Pond *, Cotuit is experiencing a cyanobacteria bloom- and the visibility is <4 ft. therefore swimming is not recommended for abutters and dogs should be kept out of the water. * There is no public access to this pond.

The Town of Barnstable shares data with Association to Preserve Cape Cod (APCC), which is updated for Barnstable on Thursday afternoons.

To check if your pond has been sampled and its current status please check the APCC Cyanomap HERE

Also, please remember the CDC guidance: “When in doubt it is best to stay out!” View CDC Site HERE

Cyanobacteria FAQ HERE

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