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E. coli found at Sandy Point, no swimming or wading

An unpleasant announcement on this sunny Friday from the Idaho DEQ: High levels of E. coli bacteria have been identified at Sandy Point Beach below Lucky Peak Dam, a popular swimming area and park. Warning signs have been posted; there's no swimming or wading until the dangerous bacteria levels abate. You can read the DEQ's announcement here; it recommends Barclay Bay Beach or Robie Creek Beach on Lucky Peak Reservoir as alternate locations, but Barclay Bay is closed tomorrow morning, from 6 a.m. to noon, for the swimming portion of the Spudman triathlon.




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