Lake Calhoun's Thomas Beach opens to swimmers again - KMSP-TV

Lake Calhoun's Thomas Beach opens to swimmers again

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After water samples taken from Thomas Beach on Monday showed that bacteria levels had dropped below the state's threshold, Minneapolis park officials re-opened the popular swimming spot at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

MORE: Lake Calhoun beach closed by high E. coli levels

No swimmers had reported any illness after visiting the beach, and crews say the high levels of E. coli bacteria were likely caused by the unusually high water levels; however, many beachgoers who spoke with Fox 9 News say they don't believe the city did enough to warn residents.

Temporary signs announcing the closure due to bacteria were placed on the beach, but many said they were too easy to overlook. The city of Minneapolis conducts weekly samples at all beaches, however, and residents can check those levels online at any time.

CHECK: Test results from Minneapolis lakes

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