Swimming not recommended at North Overlook Beach

KNOXVILLE — Swimming is not recommended at Lake Red Rock's North Overlook Beach due to an increase in bacteria. 

According to a statement released by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District, elevated bacterial counts have been detected at the beach near Pella. 

The Corps will be posting signs to discourage swimming at the beach until further testing shows low bacteria counts. Sampling at the beaches is performed weekly by the Corps through a contract with Iowa State University, according to the statement. 

Further information on water quality monitoring at Lake Red Rock can be obtained from the Lake Red Rock office by calling 641-828-7522 or by visiting www.mvr.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/Lake-Red-Rock/.

Emily Hawk can be reached at 641-672-2581 or by email at ehawk@oskyherald.com.

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