Water quality advisory issued for Goose Island and Bluebird beaches

LA CROSSE (WKBT) — The La Crosse County Health Department on Friday warned people of bacteria in two county beaches.

Goose Island Camp and Bluebird Camp beaches had an E.coli count of between 235/999 colonies/100mL, meaning people will have an increased risk of illness if they swim there. “Swim at your own risk and shower immediately after swimming,” said the department in a release.

Do not ingest any of the water.

The water will be re-sampled Monday and the department will release an updated statement.

Pettibone, Black River and Whispering Pines beaches are safe for recreation.

Lake Neshonoc and Airport Beach will be sampled next week.