We really enjoyed swimming in lakes in WI…Oh crap!

One of the things we really enjoyed about our time in the Northwoods was the opportunity to get some lake swimming in.  BabyDisgust was tentative at first but really enjoyed it once acclimated.  When we turned on Wisconsin Public Radio on the drive home, however, we found ourselves somewhat less enthused:

OFFICIALS DEFENDING UPKEEP OF WISCONSIN BEACHES by Terry Bell for WPR News, Jun. 30, 2012

Wisconsin officials are defending the safety and cleanliness of its beaches after an unflattering national ranking.

According to the National Resources Defense Council, Wisconsin Ranks 25th out of 30 states for monitoring things including bacteria and other contamination. That may sound bad, but Wisconsin officials say they turn up more problems, as we have one of the most aggressive beach monitoring systems of any state.

While I’m putting this up here as a disgust, it is only because it sounds bad.  In actuality the two lakes we enjoyed were both healthy and clean.

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One Comment on “We really enjoyed swimming in lakes in WI…Oh crap!”

  1. […] readers (all four of you) may remember that the DailyDisgust recently heard a report on bad water quality at beaches in Wisconsin right after swimming at beaches in Wisconsin.  Not content with having […]


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