On Thursday, July 1st we conducted E. coli testing with Ozark Testing. We have been conducting this testing to ensure the lake is safe for swimming, in addition to the HAB testing we have been conducting.
The results of the E. coli testing showed elevated levels of E. coli near the beach and in cove 9 between the marina and the island. These results could be affected by recent rains and activity from the geese population, however, we want all members to be aware of the results. All other areas that we tested (cove 7, cove 1, the spillway, and star dock showed very low levels of E. coli and well below anything to be concerned about.
We will be posting signs at the beach and cove 9 launch regarding the high levels. Swim at your own risk in these locations.
Joe Mischik, Chairman Lake, Dam, & Spillway