Swimming area closed at Shelton’s Indian Well due to high bacteria levels

EDITOR'S NOTE: As of about 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday, two more nearby state beaches also have been closed to swimming due to problems with water quality. They are Silver Sands State Park in Milford and Sherwood Island State Park in Westport.

See the original story involving Indian Well State Park in Shelton below:
Indian Well State Park in Shelton is closed for swimming today, based on water quality testing by state environmental officials.

It is one of two state swimming areas closed in Connecticut on Tuesday, June 16 due to test results. The other is near Shelton — Kettletown State Park in Southbury, which also is on a dammed section of the Housatonic River.

Storm water runoff from this week’s rain has elevated bacteria levels at the beaches, according to state officials.

Water analyzed at state-run lab

Water samples are collected by state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection staff and are analyzed at the state Department of Public Health lab.

Indian Well State Park is off Route 110, slightly north of downtown Shelton. State officials said re-testing of the water at the Indian Well swimming area is being scheduled.