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4 Greers Ferry Lake beaches closed due to high bacteria levels

HEBER SPRINGS, AR (KAIT) -

The Corps of Engineers has closed Choctaw, Dam Site, Devils Fork and Hill Creek swim beaches on Greers Ferry Lake until further notice.

The temporary closure is the result of higher than acceptable E. coli levels that were found during routine testing conducted by the Arkansas Department of Health.

According to Arkansas Department of Health officials, the high bacteria levels could be from run-off following recent, heavy rain.

The Corps will post signs indicating high bacteria levels at all of the locations.

Swimming is not recommended in areas with high bacteria levels.

Once bacteria levels are within the acceptable range, the beaches will reopen.

For more information on the status of other recreation areas on Greers Ferry Lake call the Greers Ferry Project Office at 501-362-2416, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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