JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri park officials have closed a state swimming beach near Kansas City because of a high bacteria count.
The Department of Natural Resources said Wednesday that the beach at Watkins Woolen Mill State Park will be off-limits to swimmers until bacteria levels drop.
Two other beaches that were closed last week because of high bacteria levels have re-opened. Those are the beach at Monsanto Lake at St. Joe State Park in Park Hills, and Hermitage Beach at Pomme de Terre State Park.