Trail of Tears beach still closed for work on dam | News
CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - The Missouri Department of Natural Resources says 17 swimming beaches in Missouri State Parks are open for the summer.
The MDNR says beaches from Watkins Mill State Park near Kansas City to Finger Lakes State Park in the middle of the state to Lake Wappapello State Park in the southeast area to many places in between are open.
They say beaches at Lewis and Clark State Park in Buchanan County remains closed for continuing repairs related to last year's flooding, and Trail of Tears State Park in Cape Girardeau County is still closed while staff finishes work on the lake's dam. You can visit www.mostateparks.com for more information.
The department samples the water at all designated beaches in the state park system weekly during the recreational season to determine suitability for swimming. The sample test results indicate a snap shot of the water quality taken at the beaches at a specific time; however, a single sample does not provide an overall sense of the water quality in the lake where the beach is located.
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