Salmon Point still closed

By Lisa Williams Ackley

Staff Writer

The town-owned Salmon Point Campground and beach area on Long Lake in Bridgton remain closed to swimmers, after elevated levels of e. coli and coliform were detected in water test samples, Town Manager Mitch Berkowitz said Tuesday.

"We are not recommending anyone use the (Salmon Point) beach at this time," Berkowitz announced, at the June 12 Bridgton Board of Selectmen's meeting.

Berkowitz said that, while the test results for e. coli and coliform are typically under 100, "One (test result) was over 1,000," he stated, Tuesday night.

"We attribute this to the time of the testing in the springtime," said Berkowitz. "We can't test (again) until the water (from recent heavy rains) recedes."

"Right now, I think all (lake and pond) waters are speculative," the town manager stated.

Public Works Director Jim Kidder said the e. coli and coliform at the other town beaches at Highland Lake and Woods Pond are "fine."

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