The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Kent County YMCA Lower Pond for swimming because of high bacteria counts. The pond is located in Warwick. Oakland Beach in Warwick also remains closed.
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).