The Missouri Department of Natural Resources conducted testing this past Tuesday at all of the swimming beaches in all of the state parks. Tuesday’s sample from public beach number 2 was one thousand seven hundred thirty two colonies of E coli per 100 milliliters of water. The environmental protection agency standard for safe swimming is 235 E coli colonies per 100 milliliters of water. Public beach number one in the state park was also tested Tuesday and came back clean. For travelers, the Hermitage beach at Pomme de Terre State Park is also closed after testing at 290 colonies. Wakonda State Park swimming beach is also closed because of a 238 colony reading. Mark twain State Park remains closed in northeast Missouri due to high water levels from flooding. Log onto mostateparks.com for more information on beach testing and closures.