During the summer (Memorial Day – Labor Day) Clermont County Public Health tests the water weekly for bacteria levels at six recreational areas in the county. High bacteria levels in the water can make you sick when you swim. If the bacteria levels are considered too high, an advisory will be issued on the Ohio Department of Health’s Beachguard website. During an advisory, people are asked to stay out of the water, and to be aware of the health effects if they do swim.
Testing locations include:
Stonelick State Park beach
East Fork State Park main beach
East Fork State Park campground beach
Little Miami River at the Camp Dennison Municipal Park
Little Miami River at Izaak Walton League in Loveland
Ohio River boat ramp in New Richmond
The Ohio Department of Natural Resources also tests water at East Fork State Park and Stonelick State Park for toxins that are caused by a harmful aglal bloom. If toxins are found at unsafe levels in the water, the Ohio Department of Health will issue an advisory for the water as well.