A warning to swimmers at a popular park

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WAYNESVILLE, Ohio (WDTN) – A warning for swimmers who visit Caesar Creek State Park. Signs are posted about a potential danger lurking in the water.

According to the Ohio Department of Health, the bacteria levels in the water are nearly three times higher than state standards.

When 2 NEWS went to the lake Wednesday, most people had not heard about the water quality advisory.

But that was not keeping people from getting in the water.

“Well our plan was to go to East Fork, and then we saw some kind of advisory for East Fork, then kind of Googled different lakes, said a visitor. “As soon as we got here we saw the same advisory. We weren’t going to drive an hour the other way.”

Health officials said run-off from recent heavy rains could be a significant factor.

They advise children, elderly, and anyone whose health is not in great shape should probably avoid the water.

They also said if you do get in the water, showering before and after is best.

The water will be tested again in a couple of days.

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