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Beach closed

Familiar summer story: Collins Lake beach closed

Stirred-up sediment keeps water too ‘cloudy’

The beach at Collins Lake in Scotia will be closed to the public for a third consecutive summer.
The beach at Collins Lake in Scotia will be closed to the public for a third consecutive summer.
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Collins Lake in Scotia needs more weeds — not fewer — before it can once again be used for public swimming. The village has stopped treating the lake with Sonar, an herbicide that attacks the plants on the bottom of the lake, so that more plants will grow and tie up the clay sediment that’s making the lake too murky for public swimming. There has been no swimming at the lake since Tropical Storm Irene ...

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