Beach and Pond Updates

Public Bathing Beaches - Test Results

Under Massachusetts Department of Public Health regulations for beaches, beach operators must sample bathing water at all public beaches for bacteria each week, using the Enterococcus indicator organism. Under that regulation, beach sampling is conducted weekly during the swim season.

Beach Sampling Results As Of: 6/17/21

  • Fresh Pond (Test Dates 6/26-8/15/21):  NOT SAMPLED YET
  • Hedges Pond (Test Dates 6/26-8/15/21): NOT SAMPLED YET
  • Morton Park (Test Dates 5/29-9/6/21): PASSED
  • Nelson Park (Test Dates 5/29-9/6/21): PASSED
  • Plymouth Beach (Test Dates 5/29-9/6/21): PASSED
  • White Horse Beach (Test Dates 6/26-8/22/21): NOT SAMPLED YET

Ponds With Active Cyanobacteria Blooms

As of: 6/17/2021

There are no known cyanobacteria blooms at this time.


Visual observations provided by the Department of Marine and Environmental Affairs (DMEA) indicate the presence of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) cells in the ponds below.  This evidence suggests that the level of cyanobacteria in the water may exceed the MDPH guidelines for recreational waterbodies in Massachusetts.  Accordingly, as recommended by MDPH, a public health advisory is being issued by the Plymouth Public Health Department.  Signage will be posted at public access points, where available to warn individuals against contact with the water (please see attached sign).

For more information on cyanobacteria, please click here.

An advisory can not be lifted until the bloom has been visibly clear for two consecutive weeks.

To report a cyanobacteria bloom: Take a photo, document location and send to Plymouth Public Health or Plymouth Marine and Environmental Departments

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