LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- Some of the swim beaches in the state are closed due to health risks such as E. Coli.

The Arkansas Health Department's list as of August 4, 2016 is shown below. Beaches must pass two tests to be deemed safe. To see the status of each location, click here.

  • Blanchard Springs Main in Stone County
  • Blanchard Springs Upper Loop in Stone County
  • Pioneer Lake Beach in Izard County

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, E. coli is a large group of bacteria. Some kinds of it can cause diarrhea, while others cause urinary tract infections, respiratory illness and pneumonia, and other illnesses.

More information: How to prevent E. coli infection