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Swim beach at Norfork Lake now open again

(Source: U.S. Corps of Engineers) (Source: U.S. Corps of Engineers)
MOUNTAIN HOME, AR (KAIT) -

A popular swim beach at Norfork Lake is back open, just in time for Memorial Day weekend. 

According to officials with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Mountain Home Project office, the Bidwell Point swim beach has been retested and it is ready for public use. 

Officials have to have at least two acceptable water samples before a beach can be reopened. The beach was closed earlier this month after higher than acceptable E. coli levels were discovered by the Arkansas Department of Health during testing. 

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