The Massachusetts Department of Public Health collected water samples from the North Pond of Lake Cochituate on Monday, August 1st, at three locations. Microcystin toxin was not detected at any location. Cyanobacteria levels were below the MDPH guideline level of 70,000 cells/ml at each location, including Saxonville Beach.
The closure was issued as a precaution pending lab results which have come back below unacceptable levels, and therefore the beach is reopened effective immediately.
For the closure notice that was made on Friday, July 29, see below.