Officials are responding to a contaminated drinking water problem at one of the Northland's more-popular State Parks.  According to news reports, two wells that provide drinking water for McCarthy Beach State Park have been found to contain contaminants.

According to news reports, a test found chemicals consistent with water softeners and road salts in the water.  Upon the discovery, notices were posted to alert visitors and customers of the park.

At this time, experts are unsure of how the contaminants found their way into the wells.  One theory postulates that ground frost may have cause the soil and rock around the well to shift;  one other possibility is that the chemicals found a path into the well along tree roots.

Officials are working quickly to discover the cause and source of the chemicals and then construct a plan to eradicate them.