E. coli below federal limits at Lake of the Ozarks
Thursday, August 20, 2009 | 11:03 a.m. CDT
JEFFERSON CITY— Water tests from the Lake of the Ozarks show no samples with elevated levels of E. coli.
The Department of Natural Resources said Thursday that samples taken this week from 59 sites were below federal standards for public swimming beaches. The samples were taken from along the Niangua arm and from the Linn Creek and Hurricane Deck areas. Those coves were tested in June and will be sampled again in October.
The water sampling is part of a five-year study to evaluate water quality. St. Louis-based utility Ameren Corp. pays $15,000 a year for the E. coli monitoring.
DNR has been criticized for delaying the release of results from E. coli testing conducted in May. Those results showed bacteria levels in two places were 19 times higher than the standard.
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