Before you swim, know what’s in the water

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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – The goal of a new website launched by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources is to let residents know what’s in the water.

The program is called Beach Guard. It’s an online map listing Ohio’s public and semi-private beaches and their water conditions.Beaches that are under any type of advisory are flagged.

Right now there are 17 water advisories. The closest advisory right now is at he Royal Acres Beach along the Erie lake shore in Cuyahoga County.  A contamination advisory has been issued for that beach That beached is flagged for high bacteria levels.

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