LITTLE ROCK — Several swim beaches in Arkansas have been closed because of high levels of E. coli following heavy rains and flooding, the state Health Department said Thursday.

LITTLE ROCK — Several swim beaches in Arkansas have been closed because of high levels of E. coli following heavy rains and flooding, the state Health Department said Thursday.


As of Thursday, the following swim beaches were closed:


—Devil’s Fork at Greers Ferry Lake, Cleburne County.


—Waveland Beach in the Blue Mountain area, Yell County.


—Albert Pike, Montgomery County.


—Lake Weddington, Washington County.


—Beaver Swim Beach on White River, Carroll County.


—Lake Leatherwood, Carroll County.


—Blanchard Springs (Main), Stone County.


—Horsehead Lake, Johnson County.


—Joplin in the Mountain Harbor area, Montgomery County.


—Brookhill, Garland County.


—Lake Ouachita State Park, Garland County.


—Spring Beach (both locations on Lake Ouachita).


—Piney Bay, Johnson County.


—Shoal Bay, Logan County.


—Current River, Randolph County.


—Jacksonport, Jackson County.


—Spring River Beach, Sharp County.


—Kia Kima, Sharp County.


—Mirmichee, Sharp County.


The Health Department said the closures only apply to the swim beaches at the recreational areas. Other recreational activities or features, such as boating, fishing, hiking, camping or caverns, are not affected by the E. coli-related swim beach closures.