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OLCOTT – Krull Park Beach on Lake Ontario is open for swimming.

The Niagara County Health Department ordered the beach closed to swimmers Thursday when a water sample showed an elevated level of e.coli bacteria. Recent heavy rains churning up the water were blamed for the closing – the first of the summer for the beach, which has been plagued by e.coli-related closings in recent years.

Another water sample taken Friday gave the waters a clean bill of health, officials said.