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Kent County YMCA Lower Pond Reopened for Swimming

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends reopening Kent County YMCA Lower Pond for swimming. The pond, located in Warwick, had been closed because of high bacteria counts.

When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH's laboratory or a state-certified laboratory. The status of a beach may change daily. The most up-to-date beach information is available through a recorded message on RIDOH's beaches telephone line (401-222-2751).

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