Wakonda and Lake of the Ozarks state park lakes closed for high E. coli levels

Thursday, July 29, 2010 | 10:08 a.m. CDT; updated 1:17 p.m. CDT, Thursday, July 29, 2010

COLUMBIA — Two public swimming beaches at Wakonda and Lake of the Ozarks state parks will be closed this weekend due to high E. coli levels, according to a news release from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

A sample taken Monday from Wakonda State Park Beach showed 387.3 E. coli colonies per 100 millimeters of water. This exceeds the department's standard of 235, and necessitated the beach be closed.

A water sample from the Grand Glaize Beach, or Public Beach No. 2, at the Lake of the Ozarks State Park had 325.5 E. coli colonies per 100 millimeters, prompting its closure as well. Lake of the Ozarks State Park Public Beach No. 1 met department standards and will remain open.

Mark Twain State Park Beach also showed E. coli levels above the department standard, and remains closed because of high water.

These beaches will remain closed until E. coli levels fall below the department standard.


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