Fishers lake closes because of bacteria

FILE - A Canada goose flies over the Ohio River, Tuesday, March 9, 2010, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)

FISHERS, Ind. (AP) — A central Indiana lake where more than 800 people swim, fish and enjoy water sports every week is closed because of unsafe levels of bacteria.

Fishers spokeswoman Autumn Gasior tells The Indianapolis Star the bacteria, a form of E. coli, was likely caused by Canada goose droppings in and around the lake. She says geese migrated to the beach after Saxony Beach and Lake switched to a weekend only schedule.

She says the lake is expected to reopen Aug. 23 after a series of water quality tests. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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