Swimming spots closed due to high levels of E. coli

Some popular swimming spots for the summer are temporarily closed because of high levels of E. coli.

The Arkansas Department of Health routinely monitors levels of bacteria in the water at 146 swim beaches on lakes, rivers, and streams in the state. Officials say heavy rains or flooding can cause recreation water illnesses and make it unsafe for people to swim.

Swimming will not be allowed until test results indicate water is safe.

For a current list of the closed swimming spots, visit the Arkansas Department of Health website here.