RUSSELLVILLE, Ark. – The Corps of Engineers, Russellville Site Office announces that Piney Bay Swim Beach on Lake Dardanelle has been retested and officials have determined that it is safe for public use.

Two acceptable water samples from a beach are required by the Health Department prior to reopening a swim beach. The swim beach was temporarily closed because of higher than acceptable E. coli levels that were found during routine testing conducted by the Arkansas Department of Health.

For more information on the status of other recreation areas on Lake Dardanelle call the

Russellville Site Office at 479-968-5008, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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