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Ulster County reopens three beaches

Jul 26, 2018 1:23 pm
Patricia R. Doxsey reports in the Daily Freeman that the Ulster County Department of Health said July 26 that the Hudson River Kingston Point Beach and the beach at Ulster Landing Park in the town of Ulster; and Rifton Rec, on the Wallkill River in Esopus;, have all been reopened to swimmers. The Rip Van Winkle Beach in Saugerties, the lake at the YMCA’s Camp Seewackamano in Shokan, and the Marbletown Beach all still remain closed due to high levels of bacteria in the water. Water tests on July 24 led to the announcement. The health department will take another round of tests between the second and third week of August. The Saugerties Village Beach on the Esopus Creek was also closed for several days earlier in July due to high levels of fecal contamination. Ulster County also tests the water at Berean Park, at the Highland Reservoir; the Rip Van Winkle Campground, on the Plattekill Creek in Saugerties; and Lake Mohonk, at the Mohonk Mountain House outside of New Paltz. Read the full story in the Daily Freeman.