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Don Carter State Park now safe for swimming
Earlier testing showed high levels of bacteria in this part of Lake Lanier
Canada geese and their goslings walk toward Lake Lanier on Thursday. A natural resources official with the Army Corps of Engineers said Canada geese are one of the main causes of bacteria problems on the lake.
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.