Swim Areas Closed at Lake Wedington & Greers Ferry Lake Due to High E. Coli Levels

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FAYETTEVILLE, AR  — According to the U.S. Forrest Service, all swim areas at Lake Wedington are closed temporarily after high levels of E. Coli were found in the water.

Officials say the water samples were sent off to be analyzed and the areas will reopen when the the bacteria levels are back within an acceptable range.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has also closed four swim beaches on Greers Ferry Lake until further notice after high E. coli levels were found in the water during routine testing.

Choctaw, Dam Site, Devils Fork and Hill Creek swim beaches are closed for now. Swimming is not recommended in these areas.

According to the Arkansas Department of Health, the high bacteria levels could be from run-off after recent rain. The Corps will post signs around the area to indicate where the high levels of bacteria are.

For more information on the status of other areas at Greers Ferry Lake, you can call (501) 362-2416.

To learn more about E. Coli and the infections it can cause, click HERE

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