Nine beach advisories posted at Iowa state park beaches

DES MOINES, Iowa- There are nine advisories posted at Iowa State Park beaches, mainly caused by higher levels of E-coli. Swimmers are also advised to stay away from algae, which could be growing, given recent, hot, still days.

Dan Kendall of the Iowa Department of Natural Resources reminds swimmers to be careful not to ingest the water, and to shower-off as soon as possible, to avoid getting sick.

9 Beaches with an E. Coli-related Advisory:

Backbone Beach(Dundee, Delaware County, IA)

Beed's Lake Beach(Hampton, Franklin County, IA)

Denison Beach(Black Hawk Lake, Lake View, Sac County, IA)

Emerson Bay Beach(West Okoboji Lake, Milford, Dickinson County, IA)

George Wyth Beach(Waterloo, Black Hawk County, IA)

Lake Darling Beach(Brighton, Washington County, IA)

Lower Pine Lake Beach(Eldora, Hardin County, IA) 

McIntosh Woods Beach(Clear Lake, Ventura, Cerro Gordo County, IA)

Rock Creek Beach(Kellogg, Jasper County, IA)

3 Beaches with a Microcystin Advisory:

George Wyth Beach(Waterloo, Black Hawk County, IA)

Lake of Three Fires Beach(Bedford, Taylor County, IA)

Union Grove Beach(Gladbrook, Tama County, IA)

*Data from theIowaDNR State Park Beach Monitoring Program

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