Swimming Not Recommended at Lake Red Rock’s Whitebreast and North Overlook Beaches


KNOXVILLE, Iowa – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Rock Island District is recommending no swimming at Lake Red Rock’s Whitebreast and North Overlook Beaches due to elevated bacterial counts.

The beaches will be posted with “Swimming Not Recommended” signs until further testing indicates low bacteria counts. Sampling at the beaches is performed weekly by the Corps through a contract with Iowa State University.

Further information on water quality monitoring at Lake Red Rock may be obtained from the Lake Red Rock office by calling 641-828-7522 or by visiting: www.mvr.usace.army.mil/Missions/Recreation/Lake-Red-Rock/

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Supraja Lakshmi N
10 months ago

It’s alarming to hear that the water quality is so poor due to the algae blooms and bacteria levels. I hope the authorities will take action to restore the health of the lake and protect the public from potential health risks. I appreciate your efforts to keep us updated on this important issue.