Repairs Close Beaches at Two Missouri State Parks
JEFFERSON CITY (AP) - Swimming beaches at two Missouri state parks will remain closed while the parks undergo construction and repairs.
Last year's flooding along the Missouri River in northwestern Missouri caused extensive damage at Lewis and Clark State Park near St. Joseph. The park's day-use areas have reopened, but the Missouri Department of Natural Resources says the campground and swimming beach are still closed.
In southeastern Missouri, the opening of the swimming beach at Trail of Tears State Park has been delayed until further notice. The beach area has been affected by the lowering of water in Lake Boutin for construction work on a spillway.
All beaches at other state parks are open. Missouri environmental officials test the water near swimming beaches weekly.