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Olcott Beach again safe for swimming

OLCOTT – The Niagara County Health Department on Friday said it has determined Olcott Beach is safe for swimming, based on the results of bacteriological water quality tests obtained from water samples collected on Thursday.

The beach at Krull Park on Lake Ontario was closed to swimmers Wednesday because of elevated bacteria levels in the water.

The department said its engineers will continue to monitor water quality closely, and will notify the public immediately of any changes.

Additional information is posted on the Niagara County web site at

Questions regarding this advisory should be directed to Ronald Gwozdek, principal public health engineer, at 439-7452.

This week’s closure was the first closure of the season at the beach, which has had a history of e. coli issues, the source of which remains an unsolved mystery.