Michigan beach under contamination advisory for high levels of bacteria

As Memorial Day weekend begins – marking what many consider the start of summer – there is a Michigan beach under a water quality contamination advisory that is questionable for human contact .

However, there are still plenty of opportunities to swim in the state’s lakes and rivers, if you consider the water to be warm enough.

Before heading to your local beach, check out this list of places that, as of Friday, May 26, are either closed to swimming or subject to contamination advisories for high levels of bacteria.

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The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy’s Beach Guard system issues beach closure notifications and contamination advisories for high bacteria levels. More than 1,200 public beaches and nearly 600 private beaches are supervised.

Here is the current notice of contamination:

Houghton Lake, Lakeview Waterfront Park, County Roscommon – notice of contamination since May 25 due to high levels of bacteria from an unknown source.

The status of each range is subject to change as new test results arrive. To see an up-to-date map of red-flagged beaches and water quality testing details, see the Beach Guard website here.

The Beach Guard website gives the public information on the water quality of beaches across the state. It includes water sampling results and daily updates on beaches that are under advisories or have been closed. The data covers 1,224 public beaches and 575 private beaches.


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