Excessive ranges of E. coli present in midcoast Maine lake

Damariscotta Lake has dangerously excessive ranges of E.coli micro organism, so swim at your personal threat.

A take a look at on Aug. 4 by the Midcoast Conservancy put the E.coli quantity at greater than 2,419.5 MPN per 100mL, which is roughly 12 occasions increased than the U.S. Environmental Safety Company’s really useful most threshold of 190 MPN, which stands for “most possible quantity.”

A take a look at on Thursday got here again decrease, but it surely was nonetheless above the EPA’s really useful threshold, Patricia Nease, senior watershed supervisor with the Midcoast Conservancy, stated.