Nine beaches closed for high bacteria levels In Wonder Lake, Lake in the Hills

WOODSTOCK – The McHenry County Health Department tested the county's 38 licensed beaches Monday following this weekend's heavy rains.

Health officials on Tuesday said five area beaches will remain on advisory status while nine beaches are closed because of elevated bacteria levels. The beaches will be tested again later Tuesday, health officials said.

Closed beaches include:

• Deep Spring Woods 2, 3925-3927 E Lake Shore Drive, Wonder Lake

• Highland Shores, 3500 W Lake Shore Drive, Wonder Lake

• Indian Ridge 1 South, 4601 NE Lake Shore Drive, Wonder Lake

• Indian Trails, Lake in the Hills

• Lookout Point, 5206 E. Lake Shore Drive, Wonder Lake

• Shore Hills Beach, 3450 E. Lake Shore Drive, Wonder Lake

• Sunrise Ridge,3800 W. Lake Shore Drive, Wonder Lake

• Wonder Center, 4100 E. Lake Shore Drive, Wonder Lake

• Wonder Woods 4, 5200 Wonder Woods Drive, Wonder Lake

Beaches on advisory status include:

• Indian Ridge, 2 North, 4519-4603 NE Lake Shore Drive, Wonder Lake

• Lake Park Beach, 300 Lake Shore Drive, Crystal Lake

• LeVilla Vaupell 1, 1115 W. Northeast Shore Drive, McHenry

• Veterans Park, 332 W. State Road, Island Lake

• Wooded Shores, 3221 E. Lake Shore Drive, Wonder Lake

Health officials said residents should visit the MCDH webpage www.mcdh.info for the latest information on all beaches or call 815-334-4585.

To prevent illness associated with swimming, all licensed beaches on the 12 lakes in McHenry County are tested every 2 weeks for E. coli throughout the summer to determine water quality.

Water sampling results are reported to the appropriate beach authorities. MCDH will post an advisory or closed signage for beaches with elevated E. coli results.  

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