No jokes here, The Ohio Department of Natural Resources took samples of the water found at Alum Creek Reservoir, Delaware Reservoir, and Madison Lake in Madison County and found high levels of E. Coli at all three beaches.
For public beaches The Ohio Water Quality allow 235 colony-forming units (cfu) per 100 ml of water.
Alum Creek was almost double, Delaware Reservoir showed 359 (cfu)/100 ml and Madison Lake showed 345 (cfu)/100ml.
This is all due to the hot weather and rain (thanks Sun…) and officials advised children, elderly and people with weak immune systems not to swim at those beaches.
For those planning on trips to Madison Lake, there’s a 15 day advisory because of algae bloom.
Looks like it’s trips to Tuttle Pool for the foreseeable future. Don’t forget your leisure cards.