Crystal Lake beach closed due to bacteria levels

August 20, 2010 2:10:44 PM PDT
A beach in Crystal Lake will be closed for the rest of the season after testing revealed unacceptable levels of E. coli bacteria.

McHenry County officials tested water at West Park Beach and 13 other licensed beaches in the county Thursday. The other beaches are fine but water samples at West Park came back with E. Coli levels that were too high. So West Park beach is now closed.

County health officials conduct water sample testing every two weeks.