DEEP: State Swimming Area Water Quality Report
Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection
DEEP: State Swimming Area Water Quality Report

State Swimming Area Water Quality Report
Water Quality Information Line: 1-866-287-2757 (Toll Free)
Updated on - Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Visitors to fresh water swimming areas and boat launches should be aware that during this time of year some water bodies may be prone to blue-green algal blooms. Blue-green algae may produce and release toxins that, at high enough concentrations, are potentially harmful to swimmers, dogs and people involved in activities that puts them in contact with the water. For more information visit www.ct.gov/deep/bluegreenalgae
ShorelineLocationStatus
Hammonasset Beach State Park   {Guarded Beach}   {Follow us on Twitter} MadisonOPEN
Rocky Neck State Park   {Guarded Beach}   {Follow us on Twitter} NianticOPEN
Sherwood Island State Park   {Guarded swimming at East Beach only}   {Follow us on Twitter} WestportOPEN
Silver Sands State Park   {Guarded Beach} MilfordOPEN
 
Lakes and PondsLocationStatus
Black Rock State Park   {Guarded Beach} WatertownOPEN
Burr Pond State Park   {Guarded Beach} TorringtonOPEN
Chatfield Hollow State ParkKillingworthOPEN
Cockaponset State Forest (Pattaconk)ChesterOPEN
Day Pond State ParkColchesterOPEN
Gardner Lake State ParkSalemOPEN -
Gay City State ParkHebronOPEN
Hopeville Pond State ParkGriswoldOPEN
Indian Well State Park   {Guarded Beach} SheltonCLOSED - Due to Blue-Green Algae
Kettletown State ParkSouthburyCLOSED - Due to Blue-Green Algae
Lake Waramaug State ParkKentOPEN
Mashamoquet Brook State ParkPomfret OPEN
Mount Tom State ParkLitchfieldOPEN
Pachaug State Forest (Green Falls Pond)VoluntownOPEN
Quaddick State ParkThompsonOPEN
Squantz Pond State Park   {Guarded Beach} New FairfieldOPEN
Stratton Brook State ParkSimsburyOPEN
Wadsworth Falls State ParkMiddletownOPEN
Wharton Brook State ParkWallingfordOPEN -


Note: Updated Daily

     Water quality information is updated Friday afternoon and then again starting on Mondays. For the most up-to-date information on the status of beaches over the weekend, please call the Water Quality Report Information Line at 1-866-CTPARKS.


    Park has guarded beach


Indicator bacteria are not disease causing pathogens, but are one of the tools used by public health and environmental protection authorities to evaluate potential for contamination of waterbodies.


State Swimming Area Water Quality Summer Program Fact Sheet

Beach Monitoring Program Information

Environmental and Health Updates

 
Note:  Municipal Beaches are not included in this list.  Local health departments conduct water quality monitoring and testing at municipal swim areas.  For information on water quality at municipal beaches, please contact the local health department.