Wonder Center Beach Closed – Retesting Today

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.

No cooling off in a boat on Wonder Lake on the 2012 Labor Day Weekend.

Cooling off in a boat on Wonder Lake on the 2012 Labor Day Weekend.

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.

All beach water results and locations are readily available at the MCDH webpage www.mcdh.info or by calling 815-334-4585.


Wonder Center Beach Closed – Retesting Today — 2 Comments

  1. What’s the big deal, so some people get sick.

    We don’t need the health department anyway, waste of taxpayer money right?

  2. I remember years ago when a friend told me some water from Wonder Lake had seeped into his septic tank and contaminated it.

    I think he was joking.

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