30 Michigan beaches cited for high bacteria levels

Some of the levels are due to runoff


DETROIT – Several Michigan beaches are facing closures due to an increased bacteria level.

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality flagged nine Michigan beaches for increased bacteria levels.

Some of the levels are due to runoff, while some are listed as unknown.

Many of the closed beaches are in the Upper Peninsula, probably related to the flooding damage in Houghton County. 

The 30 beaches are (list updated 7/6):

  • Kiwassee Lake - Stratford Woods Park Beach    Midland
  • Lake St. Clair - St. Clair Shores Memorial Park Beach    Macomb
  • Lake Gogebic - Bergland Township Park    Ontonagon
  • Pike Bay at Portage Canal / Lake Superior - Chassell Beach    Houghton
  • Lake Gogebic - Gogebic County Park    Gogebic
  • Portage Canal / Lake Superior - Hancock City Beach    Houghton
  • Portage Canal / Lake Superior - Houghton City Beach    Houghton
  • Lake Superior - McLain State Park Beach    Houghton
  • Lake Gogebic - Ontonagon County Park    Ontonagon
  • Portage Canal / Lake Superior - Sandy Bottom Beach/ Dollar Bay    Houghton
  • Sunday Lake - Sunday Lake Beach    Gogebic
  • Torch Lake / Portage Canal / Lake Superior - Lake Linden Campground Beach    Houghton
  • Lake Superior - Ontonagon Township Park and Campground    Ontonagon
  • Lake Superior - Public Shoreline Beach-Misery Bay    Ontonagon
  • Lake Superior - Agate Beach    Houghton
  • Scotch Lake - Scotch Lake Residents    Oakland
  • Bond Lake - Bond Falls Flowage    Ontonagon
  • Lake Superior - Little Girls Point Park    Gogebic
  • Newburgh Lake - Newburgh and Sumac Pointes - Hines Park    Wayne
  • Lake Gogebic - Lake Gogebic State Park Beach    Gogebic
  • Saginaw Bay-Lake Huron - Singing Bridge Beach    Arenac
  • Allen Lake - Fox Bay Civic Association    Oakland
  • Saginaw Bay-Lake Huron - Foster Road Beach    Arenac
  • Bobcat Lake - Bobcat    Gogebic
  • Copper Harbor - Lighthouse Overlook    Keweenaw
  • Courtney Lake - Courtney Lake    Houghton
  • Torch Lake - Dreamland Camp    Houghton
  • Gratiot Lake - Gratiot Lake    Keweenaw
  • Rice Lake - Rice Lake    Houghton
  • Steusser Lake - Steusser Lake    Ontonagon


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