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  • Grand Glaize Beach closed due to high bacteria

  • Only a few weeks into the season the first beach closure at the Lake of the Ozarks has occurred.
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  • Only a few weeks into the season the first beach closure at the Lake of the Ozarks has occurred.
    The Department of Natural Resources announced late Thursday afternoon announced that the Grand Glaize Beach in Osage Beach is closed due to high levels of E. coli bacteria.
    However, PB1 in the Lake of the Ozarks State Park off Highway 42 remains open.
    The Missouri Department of Natural Resources closes beaches when single samples exceed the EPA recommended maximum of 235 E. coli colonies per 100 milliliters of water (235 mpn/100ml) or when the geometric mean -- a rolling average of sample data -- exceeds 126 E. coli colonies per 100 milliliters of water (126 mpn/100ml).
    The first test Monday, June 3, recorded 410.6 E. coli colonies and the second test recorded 579.4 E. coli colonies.
    Grand Glaize Beach was one of only five among Missouri's State Parks beaches that are closed.
    The Harry S Truman State Park Day Use Beach in Benton County is also closed due to high bacteria. Three of the closed beaches were due to flooding.

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