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Posted on: November 5, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Public Health Advisory HAS BEEN LIFTED: Dean Park Pond - Effective 11-05-21

Public Health Advisory: Dean Park Pond - HAS BEEN LIFTED

Date of Record: November 5, 2021

The Public Health Advisory for Dean Park Pond has been lifted. As always, no swimming or fishing is allowed in the pond.

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Original Advisory is listed below:

Date of Record: October 14, 2021

Dean Park Pond in Shrewsbury is under an advisory until further notice due to high bacterial levels caused by a Cyanobacteria Bloom (also known as blue-green algae).

The Worcester Division of Public Health (WDPH) and the Town of Shrewsbury’s Board of Health has ordered an advisory of the pond and it remain in effect until further laboratory tests reveal acceptable and safe water quality limits.

Town officials encourage individuals and their pets to avoid contact at 
Dean Park Pond, including fishing, until further notice.

Dean Park Pond is located off of Main Street in Shrewsbury.

If you have further questions, please contact the Shrewsbury Health Department at 508-841-8384.

CAUTION PUBLIC HEALTH ADVISORY CYANOBACTERIA

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

CYANOBACTERIAL HARMFUL ALGAL BLOOMS

HARMFUL ALGAE BLOOMS IN FRESH WATER BODIES

CYANOBACTERIAL BLOOM FACT SHEET

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