Testing Finds Samples With Elevated E. Coli Levels
LAKE OF THE OZARKS - Water testing in 13 upper Lake of the Ozark coves Tuesday found 3 samples out 45 with an E. Coli levels in excess of federal standards for public swimming beaches.
Each of the 3 samples exceeding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's recommended maximum level for swimming areas of 235 E. Coli colonies per 100 milliliters of water were located in Benton County:
- Big Buffalo Creek Cove, 435.2 colonies per 100 milliliters of water
- Cole Camp Creek Cove, 261.3 colonies per 100 milliliters of water
- Turkey Creek Cove, 238.2 colonies per 100 milliliters of water
Here is a map of the levels from the Department of Natural Resources website.