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For Release: Thursday, August 16, 2018

DEC Announces Water Closures Due to Lack of Lifeguards

Two Herkimer County Locations Closed to Swimming

Two popular swimming areas will be closed beginning on Wednesday, August 29, due to the lack of lifeguards, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) announced today. For public safety, swimming is only permitted when a lifeguard is on duty. Beginning Wednesday, August 29, through Monday, September 3 (Labor Day), swimming will not be permitted at Nick's Lake Campground and Day Use Area or at Hinckley Reservoir Day Use Swimming Area. Both locations are in Herkimer County. The public may continue to use the beaches, but not swim. Visit the DEC website for more information on swimming at DEC campgrounds.

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