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Crystal River temporarily closed the swimming area at Hunter Springs Park until further notice, the city announced in the late afternoon hours Friday, Aug. 19, in a news release.

As part of the routine maintenance and upkeep of the park, the city regularly tests the water within the swim area for bacteria. Recent samples have come back with higher than safe bacteria levels and pose a potential health risk for individuals exposed to the water, the release stated. As a matter of public safety, the swimming area will remain closed until safe levels are seen in the testing.

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