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No-contact advisory issued for Chub Lake Beach

A no water contact advisory has been issued for Chub Lake Park Swimming Beach due to possible E.coli contamination.

Advisory signs are removed when sample analysis results return to below the established standard.

Swimming, playing or recreating in contaminated water may result in minor illnesses such as sore throats, vomiting, fever, headache, sinus infections, stomachache and other flu-like symptoms. Other

illnesses can include skin, ear, respiratory, eye and wound infections, or more serious illnesses.

Children, elderly and people with weakened immune systems have a greater chance of getting sick when they come in contact with contaminated water.

If you have symptoms of a water-related illness, contact the Minnesota Department of Health at 877-366-3455.

This test is localized and the beach advisory pertains only to the Chub Lake Park Swimming Beach, not the entire lake.

The source or sources of fecal contamination at a beach are often not known for certain because of the complex workings of wind, weather and water patterns, in concert with the origin of fecal contamination, warm-blooded animals. These animals include waterfowl, like geese, sea gulls and terns; wildlife, like deer, beavers, rabbits and bears; domesticated animals, such as horses, cows and pigs; pets; and humans.