Nine Michigan Beaches Closed Due To Contamination
On a hot steamy day, Michiganders love to flock to their favorite beaches, but nine of those were shut down just as the heat shot up. Fortunately, none were around here.
The closures were announced just before the holiday weekend by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.
The reasons were not specific, but the beaches tested high in bacterial contamination. This could be from sewage overflows following heavy rain, and goose and/or duck droppings in smaller lakes.
Several Northern Michigan lakes were also reporting that swimmers were getting 'Swimmer's itch', a painful rash caused by those aforementioned ducks.
Reed Lake - Oakland County
Ross Lake - Beaverton City Park Gladwin County
Campbell Lake - Robert Morris Park Kalamazoo County
Lake St. Clair - St. Clair Shores Memorial Park Beach Macomb County
Eagle Lake - Lakeland Estates Oakland County
Lake St. Helen - Richfield Township Public Fishing Site Roscommon County
Lake Gogebic - Gogebic County Park Gogebic County
Lake Gogebic - Lake Gogebic State Park Beach Gogebic County
Quarry Beach - Quarry Beach Schoolcraft County