Russellville, Ark. – The Corps of Engineers, Russellville Project Office has closed Shoal Bay swim beach on Lake Dardanelle 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.
According to Corps officials, the high bacteria level could be result from run-off following heavy rains which is typical in agricultural areas. The Corps has posted signs and swimming will not be allowed at this location until test results indicate it is safe to do so.
For more information on the status of other recreation areas along the Arkansas River call the
Russellville Project Office at 479-968-5008, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Little Rock District news and recreation information can be found at www.about.me/usacelittlerock.
Release no. 14-050