A press release from the McHenry County Health Department:
One area beach closed due to elevated bacteria levels
Woodstock Ill. – McHenry County Department of Health (MCDH) conducted beach water samplings at 38 licensed beaches on Wednesday, June 8 with follow up checks as needed on June 9. The following beach is CLOSED due to elevated bacteria levels.
- Wonder Lake – Wonder Center Beach
Wonder Center beach will be resampled on Friday, June 10. Residents should visit the MCDH webpage (www.mcdh.info) for the latest information on this and other McHenry County beaches.
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.