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Beaverdam Beach at Falls Lake reopens

Posted July 3, 2009

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— Holiday visitors can swim at Beaverdam Beach on Falls Lake.

The county cleared the swimming area off N.C. Highway 50 Friday after tests found acceptable levels of bacteria.

The Beaverdam access point is a popular spot for kayaking and boating.

The state Division of Parks and Recreation closed the beach Wednesday after a weekly test showed bacteria levels higher than allowed by Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards.

Before it could be reopened, the beach had to pass two consecutive tests.

Beaverdam and Holly Point beaches were closed in June of 2008 after tests detected enterococcus, a bacteria normally found in the feces of humans and many animals, in the water.

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  • working for deadbeats Jul 3, 2009

    Wow, what a good thing it was that the bacteris went down before this weekend. Funny how that worked out.

  • Farmgirlnc Jul 3, 2009

    They get $5 per car at Beaverdam. It's a holiday weekend and a lot of people will want to go to the lake. It would be hard on the state's pocketbook if Beaverdam stayed closed during the holiday. This country is about money, not safety.

  • working for deadbeats Jul 3, 2009

    I still won't go in, thanks.

  • iron fist Jul 3, 2009

    That was a quick cleanup