Dakota County has temporarily closed Lake Byllesby Regional Park beach and has suggested that the public have no direct contact with the lake water following the Northfield wastewater treatment plant sewage discharge Tuesday.

This is being done because the Cannon River flows into Lake Byllesby. Lake Byllesby Campground and other park amenities remain open, but the beach is closed until further notice.

You should have no direct contact with water in Lake Byllesby. Contact can occur through swimming, tubing, water-skiing, paddle-boarding or other recreational activity. Boating and fishing are permitted. If you do come into contact with the water while launching boats or fishing you should wash with soap and clean water as soon as possible.

The water is being sampled by Dakota County at  Lake Byllesby beach and they are following state health recommendations on testing. It takes at least two consecutive days of safe level results before Dakota County will re-open Lake Byllesby beach.

Visit www.dakotacounty.us/parks or call 952-891-7000.

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