Two local swim areas are closed because of elevated bacteria levels in the water. Lake Waramaug State Park in Kent and Squantz Pond State Park in New Fairfield have closed the designated swim areas. The state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection tests the water weekly at state parks. Local health departments are responsible for sampling municipal beaches and swimming areas. DEEP says the elevated bacteria level could be from stormwater run off from the recent rainfall. The water will be retested and when the all clear is given, the beach areas will be reopened.