Fairfield's coastal beaches have been re-opened today (Tuesday, Aug. 16) for swimming, but Lake Mohegan remains closed.

Town health officials closed all of the town's swimming areas yesterday because of runoff from heavy rains Sunday and early Monday. The closing took place as a precaution that the runoff might cause high bacteria counts at the beaches.

Lake Mohegan remains closed because of its more restricted water flow than the beaches on Long Island Sound.