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Swim ban lifted at Lake Lanier park after E. coli scare
Don Carter Park tested high for contamination, now cleared
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Rainwater runs down the exposed shore of Lake Lanier on Thursday. State and federal officials said bacteria levels in the lake can spike after heavy rain. - photo by Nick Bowman FCN regional staff
HALL COUNTY - The swimming restriction has been lifted for Don Carter State Park. Bacteria levels have returned to safe levels at the state park about 15 minutes from downtown Gainesville, said Georgia State Parks spokeswoman Kim Hatcher on Thursday. The state performed another water quality test at the park on Tuesday, but the results take a couple of days.