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Several Michigan beaches either closed or under bacteria contamination advisory

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Several Michigan beaches are either closed or under a contamination advisory due to high bacteria levels heading into Fourth of July weekend.

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

Much of the increase in bacteria levels are due to storm water runoff, according to the DEQ, but some are closed due to a potential toxin-forming blue-green algal bloom.

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

Michigan beach closures and advisories (as of July 1, 2020):

Sanford Lake - Sanford Lake Park - Midland (Closure)

Muskegon River - Crawford Park - Osceola (Contamination Advisory)

Lake Michigan - Veterans Memorial Park - Antrim (Contamination Advisory)

Pike Bay at Portage Canal / Lake Superior - Chassell Beach - Houghton (Contamination Advisory)

Torch Lake - Dreamland Camp - Houghton (Contamination Advisory)

Portage Canal / Lake Superior - Hancock City Beach - Houghton (Contamination Advisory)

Portage Canal / Lake Superior - Houghton City Beach - Houghton (Contamination Advisory)

Portage Canal / Lake Superior - Sandy Bottom Beach/ Dollar Bay - Houghton (Contamination Advisory)

Torch Lake / Portage Canal / Lake Superior - Lake Linden Campground Beach - Houghton (Contamination Advisory)

Torch Lake / Portage Canal / Lake Superior - Hubbell Park - Houghton (Contamination Advisory)


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