WEB EXTRA: Bacteria Levels in Lakes Related to Rainfall

Updated: 06/13/2013 11:32 AM KSTP.com By: Jennie Olson

Photo: MGN Online
Photo: MGN Online

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board is offering information about bacteria levels and health risks for lake swimmers. According to the city, bacteria levels generally increase immediately after rainfall. Here’s more information, courtesy of the board:

Swimmer's itch sometimes impacts local lakes and beaches. The parasite is irritating but harmless, the city says:

You can view a current beach status here or call the MPRB Beach Hotline at 612-313-7713.