A water sample was collected from the northeast section of the cove at White Pond on Monday, August 3rd. Laboratory analysis showed cyanobacteria levels of 34,000 cells/ml, below the MDPH guideline level of 70,000 cells/ml. Microcystin toxin level was <1 ppb. According to MDPH guidelines, samples collected a week apart with levels below the guidelines are required before the advisory should be lifted. The result above will be considered the first low sample, and MDPH will sample at the water body again next week.
The Concord Department of Public Health recommends that the current "no swimming" advisory remain in place for now. Please contact the office at (978) 318-3290 should you have additional questions. Thank you.