ASHDOWN, Ark. – The Corps of Engineers, Millwood Project Office announces that Blue Ridge and Jefferson Ridge Park West Swim Beach on Dierks Lake, Coon Creek Swim Beach on Gillham Lake and Story Creek Swim Beach on DeQueen Lake have been retested and officials have determined that it is safe for public use.
Two acceptable water samples from each beach are required by the Health Department prior to reopening a swim beach. The swim beach was temporarily closed because of higher than acceptable E. coli levels that were found during routine testing conducted by the Arkansas Department of Health.
For more information call the Millwood Tri-Lakes Project Office at 870-898-3343, 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.
Release no. 18-137