Schwerin/Brussels (dpa/mv) - The bathing water on the coasts and lakes in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania is mostly of excellent quality. This emerges from the annual bathing water report of the European Environment Agency and the European Commission. About 88 percent of the approximately 300 lakes and stretches of coast were rated "excellent" for the past year. Some of the bathing areas were also rated "good" and "sufficient".
However, five bathing spots in the federal state fell through with the rating "poor": including the Rühner See in Bützow and the Glöwitzer Bucht in Barth. Many popular bathing spots on the Baltic Sea, on the other hand, did well: Coastal sections on Hiddensee or in Zinnowitz have maintained the excellent water quality for several years.
According to the EU evaluation, the bathing quality in 90.4 percent of the waters in Germany was excellent last year. Accordingly, 2291 bathing spots were examined.