Niagara County Department of Health has issued a beach advisory at Olcott Beach in Olcott. In agreement with the Town of Newfane, the NCDOH will not sample the beach anymore this year, closing the beach for the season.
Recent surveillance sampling conducted this week by the NCDOH in Olcott determined the water is not suitable for swimming, because of unsatisfactory bacteriological water quality. Unusually heavy wave action likely contributed to the poor water quality.
Additional information is posted on the NCDOH website at http://www.niagaracounty.com/health/Resources/Beach-Report.