4 Missouri state beaches closed after bacteria tests - KMOV.com

4 Missouri state beaches closed after bacteria tests

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri's Department of Natural Resources says that swimming beaches at four state parks are closed because of high levels of E. coli bacteria.

The agency said Thursday the affected beaches are at Cuivre River, Finger Lakes and Mark Twain state parks and the Grand Glaize Beach at Lake of the Ozarks State Park. However, the Lake of the Ozarks' other swimming beach, in Kaiser, remains open.

Elsewhere in Missouri, the beaches at Wakonda and Lake Wappapello state parks are closed because of earlier storm debris or flooding. And in the far northwest, Lewis and Clark State Park and its beach are closed because of flooding by the Missouri River.

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