9 Michigan beaches closed for high bacteria levels

DETROIT – Several Michigan beaches are facing closures heading into the weekend due to an increased bacteria level.The Michigan Department of Envir...

July 29, 2022
10:42 PM

DETROIT – Several Michigan beaches are facing closures heading into the weekend due to an increased bacteria level.The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality flagged nine Michigan beaches for increased bacteria levels, as of July 29.Most of the high bacteria levels are due to storm water runoff. Storm water runoff causes issues for beaches across the state.Saginaw Bay-Lake Huron - Singing Bridge Beach ArenacThornapple Lake - Charlton Park BarryLake St. Clair - St. Clair Shores Memorial Park Beach MacombHoughton Lake - Lakeview Park RoscommonRoss Lake - Beaverton City Park GladwinIsland Lake - North Park Beach OaklandLake Erie - Sterling State Park MonroeLake Erie - Luna Pier City Beach MonroeIndependence Lake - Independence Lake County Park WashtenawMichigan has a total of 1,235 public beaches and 575 private beaches.

Ken Haddad