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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