Nab Lake May Be Reopening For Swimming Soon
In a release given yesterday by the Westford Board of Health, cyanobacteria levels are now slightly under hazardous levels, although further study is needed.
In an announcement released yesterday, the Westford Board of Health has announced that Nab Lake may be reopening to local residents in the near future.
During a test earlier in the week, the lake tested at 62,000 cells per mililiter, below the maximum safe amount of 70,000 recommended by the Massachusetts Department of Health.
Two consecutive tests providing figures before 70,000 will be required to reopen the lake, which has been closed since early September due to the bacteria, which is a form of algae bloom.
Although other recreational activities such as boating, fishing, etc., are not specifically prohibited, the Westford Board of Health advises residents that see water that appears to have algae bloom to not come into contact with or ingest the water.
The investigation is continuing and updates will be provided as new information is made available. Any specific questions can be directed to MDPH at 617-624-5757 or contact the Westford Health Department at 978 692- 5509.