9 Michigan beaches closed for high bacteria levels

People enjoy a sunny winter day on the beach by Lake Michigan in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on January 6, 2020. (Photo by Eric BARADAT / AFP) (ERIC BARADAT, ERIC BARADAT/AFP via Getty Images)

DETROIT – A number of beaches in Michigan have been closed by the state due to high bacteria levels.

The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality has flagged nine Michigan beaches on Saturday, July 17 for having increased levels of bacteria. Most of the closed beaches -- eight of them -- are in the Lower Peninsula.

The nine beaches listed (as of July 17, 2021) are:

Click here to see the latest closures from the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

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