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    Spring Lake and Cove Lake swim beaches closed temporarily

    2:16 PM, Jun 25, 2013   |    comments
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    HOT SPRINGS, AR. (Forest Service) - Ozark-St. Francis National Forests officials have temporarily closed Spring Lake and Cove Lake Swimming areas to the public for health and safety reasons.

    Weekly water testing found high concentrations of E Coli, which is usually caused by recent heavy rainfall that can carry a variety of contaminants into the water, including animal waste.
    Forest officials are testing the water daily and will reopen both swim areas once tests show E Coli levels have dropped to a safe level.

    Information on these sites and other recreational opportunities on the Forest is available at http://www.fs.usda.gov/osfnf or by calling the Paris office at 479-963-3076.

    (Source: Forest Service)

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