HAMPTON, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Department of Natural Resources has issued a swimming advisory for Beeds Lake at Hampton in northern Iowa after a water sample exceeded levels for E. coli.
The Mason City Globe Gazette reports (http://bit.ly/1ba2e6Z) that the sample collected this week showed that E. coli in the lake exceeded the standard considered safe.
A swimming advisory does not mean the beach is closed. But anyone swimming should take additional precautions, including showering shortly after swimming and avoiding the ingestion of lake water.
Information from: Globe Gazette, http://www.globegazette.com/