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Three swimming beaches closed at Missouri state parks

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Three Missouri state parks have temporarily closed their swimming beaches due to high bacteria levels.

Water samples taken Monday indicated bacteria levels that were higher than recommended at Grand Glaize Beach in Lake of the Ozarks State Park and swimming beaches at Mark Twain and Harry S Truman state parks.

The water at the state parks is sampled weekly to check for E. coli by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources to determine suitability for swimming.

Due to heavy rains, high bacteria levels are more common resulting in runoff from adjacent lands into the beaches.

Learn more about the current status of beaches in Missouri. 

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