Beach closed

Alcoutim Câmara has closed its riverside beach, Praia do Pego Fundo, because of the growth of cyanobacteria, a blue-green bacteria in the Cadavais dam, which supplies it.

To remedy the situation, the Câmara has stopped the beach from being supplied with water from the dam, using instead bore holes near the area.

“We hope to have normal analysis results by the end of this week and reopen the beach to bathers,” said a Câmara spokesman.