HARTFORD - Heavy rains this week have forced Connecticut officials to temporarily close four state beaches because of high bacteria levels.
The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection announced Friday that swimming is not be allowed at Rocky Neck State Park in Niantic, Gardner Lake State Park in Salem, Kettletown State Park in Southbury and Mashamoquet Brook State Park in Pomfret. The results of new water samples are expected Saturday.
DEEP is also announcing it will not be staffing the Indian Well State Park in Shelton with lifeguards this season because of a national shortage of lifeguards. The agency says lifeguards may be limited to five days a week instead of seven at Sherwood Island State Park and Westport, Silver Sands State Park in Milford and Black Rock State Park in Watertown.