DETROIT – Several Michigan beaches, mostly in Southeast Michigan, are facing closures due to an increased bacteria level.
The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality flagged 11 Michigan beaches for increased bacteria levels, as of July 1.
Most of the high bacteria levels are due to storm water runoff. With a heavy week of rain and storms behind us, this is pretty typical. Storm water runoff causes issues for beaches across the state.
The 8 beaches listed (as of July 2, 2021) are:
- Park Lake - Bath Township Park Lake Beach Clinton
- Handsome Lake - Crossroads For Youth Oakland
- Crooked Lake - Independence Oaks County Park Oakland
- Lake St. Clair - St. Clair Shores Memorial Park Beach Macomb
- Silver Lake - City Park Beach Genesee
- Ross Lake - Beaverton City Park Gladwin
- Grand Traverse Bay-East - Bayside Acme Township Park Grand Traverse
- Grand Traverse Bay-East - East Bay Park (Milliken Park) Grand Traverse