HAVANA, Ark. – The Corps of Engineers, Blue Mountain Project Office has reopened Waveland Park swim
beach. The swim beach was temporary closed because of higher than acceptable E. coli levels that were found during routine testing conducted by the Arkansas Department of Health. The swim beach has been retested and officials have determined that it is safe for public use.
According to Corps officials, the high bacteria level was a result of heavy rains and possible fecal material from the resident flocks of geese.
For more information on the status of other recreation areas on Blue Mountain Lake log on to
http://www.swl.usace.army.mil or call the Blue Mountain Project Office at 479-947-2372, Monday through
Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For information about recreation on Little Rock District waters, find us on
Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/littlerockusace, and on twitter at twitter.com/usacelittlerock.
Release no. 13-065