10 Michigan beaches closed due to high bacteria levels

Lake Michigan on June 18, 2019. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Several Michigan beaches are closed due to high bacteria levels heading into Labor Day weekend.

According to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, there are currently 10 closures and advisories in Michigan. Most of them are in the Lower Peninsula.

Related: Gross: Study uncovers 10 Michigan beaches with most bacterial contamination

Here's the list of beach closures:

Reed Lake - Reed Lake Property OwnersOakland
White Lake - Maple ParkMuskegon
Lake Superior - Lighthouse OverlookKeweenaw
Lake Superior - Copper Harbor- West LagoonKeweenaw
Wolverine Lake - Spring Lake HeightsOakland
Saginaw Bay-Lake Huron - Singing Bridge BeachArenac
Silver Lake - City Park BeachGenesee
Mott Lake - Bluebell BeachGenesee
Sunday Lake - Sunday Lake BeachGogebic
Crystal Lake - Beulah BeachBenzie

Much of the increase in bacteria levels are due to storm water runoff, according to the DEQ, but some have unknown sources.

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