Beaches reopen at Falls Lake

July 11, 2009 10:16:57 AM PDT
Wake County has reopened the recreational swimming areas at Beaverdam and Sandling beaches at Falls Lake.The beaches were closed Tuesday due to elevated levels of bacteria.

Just over a week ago, Beaverdam was hed to be shut down, because of the same problem. But they later re-opened the beach just in time for the Fourth of July weekend.

Click here for photos of the recent closure

High bacteria levels also forced it to close in June. Sandling Beach was also closed in May because of the bacteria problem.

The lake is not closed to fishing and other swimming areas at Falls Lake will remain open.