Testing Finds Samples With Elevated E. Coli Levels

8 years 5 months 1 week ago Thursday, June 02 2011 Jun 2, 2011 Thursday, June 02, 2011 2:40:00 PM CDT June 02, 2011 in News
By: Todd Tumminia

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.

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