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Erie County closes Bennett Beach to swimming

Bennett Beach in Evans was closed to water activities Tuesday because of a high E.coli count.

The Erie County Health Department tests the water everyday for E. coli. The latest water quality test indicated the beach was unsafe for swimming, according to the Erie County Department of Parks, Recreation & Forestry.

Big Sister Creek flows into Lake Erie right near the beach. So far in 2015, 54 percent of water quality tests failed, according to online data.