For those of you who are fans of hot summer weather, the wait is over! Temperatures are going to soar into the '90s this week with hot and humid conditions finally taking hold. For those of you that love to hit the pool or the beach during the summer, this will be your kind of weather! Unfortunately, some favorite Iowa beaches will be off-limits due to some potentially dangerous bacteria.

KWWL reports that the Iowa Department of Natural Resources has issued an advisory for several beaches in Eastern Iowa due to high levels of E. Coli bacteria. Here are the beaches that have advisories currently in effect.

  • Backbone Park, Dundee, Delaware County
  • Beed's Lake Beach, Hampton, Franklin County
  • Denison Beach, Black Hawk Lake, Lake View, Sac County
  • Lake Darling Beach, Brighton, Washington County
  • Lake McBride, Solon, Johnson County
  • Sugar Bottom Beach, Coralville, Johnson County

Due to E. Coli levels at those bodies of water, swimming is not recommended at this time. The DNR conducts water monitoring at local beaches during the summer swimming season usually through Labor Day. Results are posted on the DNR website as soon as they are available. You might just want to stick with the pools this week and stay clear of these bodies of water.

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