Have you been to a Michigan beach this summer?

More importantly are you planning on going to one?

If you are planning on taking advantage of what is left of summer before school starts and going to one of our beautiful beaches be aware that 9 of them have been closed due to contamination issues.

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has issued a warning for contamination and closed the following beaches:

Torch Lake / Portage Canal at Lake Superior:  CONTAMINATION ADVISORY / SWIM AT OWN RISK

Problem: E. coli, contamination advisory issued after U.P. flooding event.

Bobcat Lake:  CLOSED

Problem: High bacteria levels from storm water runoff

Copper Harbor Lighthouse Overlook:  CLOSED

Water Body: Overlook beach area, Lake Superior

Problem: High bacteria levels from stormwater runoff

Newburgh Lake, Hines Park:  CLOSED

Water Body: Newburgh Lake (Newburgh and Sumac Pointes)

Problem: E. coli above safe water quality standards

Eagle Lake, Lakeland Estates:  CLOSED

Problem: High bacteria levels from a unknown source

St. Clair Shores Memorial Park Beach: CLOSED

Water Body: Lake St. Clair

Problem: High bacteria levels

Crooked Lake, Oakland County: CLOSED

Problem: High bacteria levels from stormwater runoff.

Upper Pettibone Lake: CLOSED

Problem: High bacteria levels from stormwater runoff

Teeple Lake Recreation Area, Oakland County: CLOSED

Problem: High bacteria levels from stormwater runoff

The closure notifications were made as part of the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality's Beach Guard system.  Please check their website for further updates because each of the beaches mentioned above status is subject to change as new test results come in.

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