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NR 21-22: Old Hickory Lake beach closed due to high E.coli levels

Nashville District Public Affairs
Published May 13, 2021
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces the immediate closure of Laguardo Day Use Beach at Old Hickory Lake in Lebanon, Tennessee, due to E.coli detected in the water. (USACE Photo by Sam Stewart)

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces the immediate closure of Laguardo Day Use Beach at Old Hickory Lake in Lebanon, Tennessee, due to E.coli detected in the water. (USACE Photo by Sam Stewart)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (May 13, 2021) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District announces the immediate closure of Laguardo Day Use Beach at Old Hickory Lake in Lebanon, Tennessee, due to E.coli detected in the water. High water levels and geese are suspected to be the cause.

The recreation area is still open for picnicking and boat launching, and the playground remains open. No other beaches at Old Hickory Lake are affected.

Signs have been posted and caution tape installed warning the public not to swim at this location.

Follow-up testing of Laguardo beach swimming area will continue until conditions return to acceptable levels. For any questions pertaining to the beach closure, please call the Old Hickory Lake Resource Manager’s Office at 615-822-4846.

(The public can obtain news, updates and information from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Nashville District on the district’s website at www.lrn.usace.army.mil, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/nashvillecorps and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/nashvillecorps. The public can also follow Old Hickory Lake on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/oldhickorylake.)  


Contact
Bill Peoples
615-736-7161
chief.public-affairs@usace.army.mil

Release no. 21-036