Friday, July 27, 2012
A water quality advisory is in effect at Bender Park following recent monitoring for the E. coli bacteria.
A water quality advisory is in effect at Bender Park beach. According to the advisory, residents should swim at their own risk, not ingest the water and shower after swimming. Recent monitoring for the E. coli bacteria shows an increased risk for illness. The hot and dry weather has caused problems at the Bender Park beach, which was shut down for about two weeks earlier this summer due to elevated levels of E. coli.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Beach was shut down the last week of June due to elevated levels of E. coli, but problems at Bender Park remain.
The Bender Park beach has reopened after it was shut down due to high levels of E. coli. Oak Creek Health Officer Judi Price said E. coli test results were lower to the point that the health department could reopen the beach. The Oak Creek and South Milwaukee health departments monitor the water and test it each day, with results available the following day. The beach closed during the last week of June, just as a heat wave settled in and brought 90- to 100-degree temperatures nearly every day. Bender Park still isn't without its problems, however. There are still large amounts of algae near the beach's shores, which officials say can only be cleared up with a change in weather, and the county also needs to re-dredge the area near the boat…
Tuesday, June 7, 2011
Scorching temperatures sends many to Oak Creek's Lake Michigan shoreline.
Many of Oak Creek's younger residents took to the Bender Park beach today as temperatures climbed into the mid- to high 90s. Milwaukee reached 97 degrees, a new record for June 7. A heat advisory remains in effect until 8 p.m. In case you missed it, the Oak Creek Health Department says residents should make sure they are in a cool place today, as the heat could cause health problems for many.