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A sign placed at Whitebreast Beach in June recommended people not swim in the water. A similar sign is posted at North Overlook Beach.

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has posted signs at North Overlook Beach recommending that people not swim due to elevated bacterial counts in the water.

The signs will remain at the beach until further testing indicates that bacterial levels have gone down, according to a news release from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. 

While North Overlook beach showed elevated levels of bacteria, the main body of water had low bacterial counts, the news release continues.

Sampling at the beaches is performed weekly by the Corps of Engineers.

Additionally, due to rising lake levels, the South Overlook boat ramp, Volksweg Trail near the Red Rock Marina and Whitebreast Beach have been closed. Parking at the Marina Cove is also limited due to the high lake level. 

There is a moderate amount of floating debris in the lake, the news release said. The Corps of Engineers asks that boaters use caution.

For information on the current lake level, dam outflow and forecast, got to www.rivergages.com.

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