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Shepard's Park beach on Lake George still closed

Shepard's Park beach on Lake George still closed

More than two weeks after a sewage spill, the beach at Shepard Park on Lake George remains closed.

Shepard’s Park Beach in Lake George remains closed today after a sewage spill from a ruptured pipe just over two weeks ago.

On July 5 at around 3 p.m., roughly 6,000 gallons of sewage spilled onto Shepard’s Park Beach, according to the Lake George Water Department.

According to village officials, the water has yet to register two consecutive acceptable readings and is not yet safe for swimming. An “acceptable” reading is one with a low amount of E.coli and coliform bacteria, which contaminated the beach and water after the sewage pipe burst.

Department of Public Works personnel and a private contractor removed over 300 tons of beach sand affected by the spill and replaced it with fresh sand from a nearby quarry last week.

Officials don’t know when the beach will reopen but it is expected to remain closed on Tuesday as well.

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