Boulder Reservoir swim area closed because of bacteria levels

BOULDER, Colo. — The Boulder Reservoir swimming area closed Tuesday after officials found elevated levels of bacteria.

The swim area at 5565 N. 51st St., will remain closed until at least noon Wednesday. Officials will continue to monitor the water for bacteria levels.

The area will reopen once officials decide the levels are back to “acceptable levels,” officials said.

The shutdown came as record high temperatures in the upper 90s hit the Front Range.

City officials suspect the increased levels are possibly the result of wildlife activity in the area.