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Army Corps of Engineers testing lake water for E. coli, bacteria

Posted at 6:01 PM, Jul 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-02 07:05:04-04

CREEK COUNTY, Okla. — Park of a Creek County lake remains closed after it tested positive for E. coli.

Now, the Army Corps of Engineers is testing all of the lakes they manage for the dangerous bacteria.

Samples taken from the Sheppard Point area of Hayburn Lake, which is near Kellyville, tested negative for E. coli.

"You're missing out if you're not here, the water feels great" Cody Mccoy, Resident of Bristow said. "I've been out here all weekend, we have been out here since last Friday, and we've been having the boat out. We've been hanging out nothing has been wrong it has been fun."

Army Corps of Engineers say Heyburn Swim Beach is safe to swim in.

"The swim beach itself, whenever we get a higher than usual count, we will go ahead and go back in and retest it to see if possibly people could go ahead and get back in the beach" Christian Luper, Park Ranger said.

It is very important to check the water condition if you plan on getting into a lake this Fourth of July.

“We actually talked to the camp adviser here and she let us know everything going on, how this side has been tested once every day and everything has been fine here," Corey Mccoy said.

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