MOUNTAIN HOME, Ark. – The Corps of Engineers, Mountain Home Project Office has closed Bidwell Point swim beach on Norfork Lake until further notice. The temporary closure is the result of higher than acceptable E. coli levels that were found during routine testing conducted by the Arkansas Department of Health.
The Corps has posted signs indicating high bacteria levels at this location. Swimming is not recommended in areas with high bacteria levels. Once bacteria levels are within the acceptable range the swim beach will reopen.
For more information on the status of other recreation areas on Norfork Lake call 870-425-2700, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Recreation information can be found on the Internet at www.swl.usace.army.mil, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/littlerockusace, and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/usacelittlerock.
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Release no. 18-089