E. Coli Closes Six Missouri Beaches This Weekend

E. Coli Closes Six Missouri Beaches This Weekend
Photo: Jennifer Silverberg

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources yesterday announced that six beaches within state parks are too polluted for swimming this weekend. Beaches at Mark Twain, Wakonda, Crowder, Cuivre River, St. Joe, and Thousand Hills state parks all tested for dangerously high levels of E. coli.

The closures are only the latest in which Missouri beaches have closed due to fecal contamination. Read more about the state's E. coli problems in this week's Riverfront Times' feature story: Deep Doo-Doo.

About The Author

Scroll to read more St. Louis Metro News articles (1)
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state.
Help us keep this coverage going with a one-time donation or an ongoing membership pledge.

Newsletters

Join Riverfront Times Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.