RI closing beaches to swimming due to bacteria, Providence pools open


PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — Rhode Island health officials are urging people to stay out of the water at several local beach spots.

The state health department said Saturday that Lincoln Woods should close because of high bacteria counts.

Those same water tests have resulted in the reopening of Ninigret Pond in Charlestown.

Oakland Beach in Warwick, Camp Watmough’s Beach in Glocester and Briar Point Beach in Coventry remain closed to swimming.

The health department will continue to monitor beach quality all summer long.

You can get the most up to date beach information through the department’s beaches telephone line 401-222-2751.

With these closings, if you’re looking to cool off, Providence public pools are set to open for the season on Monday. All five pools will be open from noon to 5 p.m. The city also opened the water parks early to beat the heat. Pools will be closed Wednesday for the July 4th holiday.

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