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E. coli levels decreasing in Missouri water samples

Thursday, September 9, 2010 | 6:01 p.m. CDT

JEFFERSON CITY — Missouri environmental officials say tests at state beaches this week showed no high levels of E. coli bacteria for the first time all summer.

The Department of Natural Resources reported Thursday that test results from more than a half-dozen parks showed no beaches with high bacteria levels. Beaches at another six parks will be closing this week for the winter.

Separate bacteria tests from the Lake of the Ozarks also showed no samples with high levels of E. coli. That testing program is part of a five-year environmental study at the sprawling mid-Missouri lake and examines 51 samples.

Samples for the beach testing and environmental test were taken Tuesday.


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