Popular beach reopens

July 3, 2009 12:42:54 PM PDT
Wake County has reopened the recreational swimming area at Beaverdam Beach on Falls Lake after it was closed due to elevated levels of bacteria. Click here for photos

Officials say the decision was based on Environmental Protection Agency standards for E. Coli bacteria.

Tests done earlier this week showed levels of E. coli above acceptable levels. Tests done Friday were lower, and the beach was reopened.