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RIDOH Recommends Closing Freshwater Beaches in Warwick and West Kingston

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommends closing Kent County YMCA Upper and Lower Ponds in Warwick and Aquapaug Scout Reservation in West Kingston for swimming because of high bacteria levels. Sandy Point Beach in Portsmouth and Fort Adams in Newport remain closed for swimming due to high bacteria levels.

RIDOH will continue to monitor and review beach water quality regularly to ensure safe bathing throughout the summer season. The status of a beach may change on a daily basis. 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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