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Missouri park officials close swimming beaches

Thursday, June 20, 2013 | 8:36 a.m. CDT; updated 3:33 p.m. CDT, Thursday, June 20, 2013

JEFFERSON CITY — Five swimming beaches at Missouri parks have been closed because after tests this week showed high levels of bacteria.

A sixth beach — at Mark Twain State Park — remains closed because of flooding.

The Department of Natural Resources says those placed off-limits for swimming because of bacteria are at Harry S. Truman State Park; Grand Glaize beach at the Lake of the Ozarks; the Pittsburg beach at Pomme de Terre; St. Joe State Park in Park Hills; and Wakonda in northeastern Missouri.

 


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