Swimming off limits at Indian Well State Park in Shelton due to high bacteria

The algae can produce toxins that are harmful for humans and dogs.

The algae can produce toxins that are harmful for humans and dogs. (9/4/15)

SHELTON - A state park in Shelton will be closed for swimming over the Labor Day weekend.

Officials say Indian Well State Park is closed because of blue-green algae in the water.

The algae can produce toxins that are harmful for humans and dogs.

Officials say the algae has closed the park to swimmers for more than a week.

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