If your weekend plans include heading to beach.
you might want to keep an eye the amount of bacteria
in the water.
A test done by the La Crosse County Health Department
last week showed a large amount of fecal coliform
or e-coli in the water at area beaches.
Results from the test initailly found amounts of e-coli
which exceeded acceptable levels.
but a recent test is now showing the rain has actaully
diluted the water enough to put levels back into the
While our area beaches are now in the clear.
it's our neighbors down river which should be worried.
Well with flooding, a lot of things run down hill,
so to speak, so not only the bacteria, but chemicals
that may have gotten into the river.
Anytime there's a flood there's a chance for an increase
in health hazards.
If you want to find our current contamination levels
at your favorite beach call the ...La Crosse County
Health Department with the number at the bottom of