Beach Advisory for Four Northland Beaches

By KBJR News 1

Beach Advisory for Four Northland Beaches

July 2, 2013 Updated Jul 2, 2013 at 12:15 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- Beach goers are being advised to not go into the water at four beaches in Duluth and along the North Shore due to elevated E. coli bacteria.

An advisory is in place for the following beaches:
- Temperance River State Park Beach located on the south-west side of the mouth of the Temperence River in the Temperence River State Park.

- Sugarloaf Cove Beach located in Schroeder, MN below the Sugarloaf Cove Interpretive Center

- Flood Bay Beach located in Two Harbors

- Franklin Park / 13th Street South Beach located on the lakeside of Park Point in Duluth at 13th Street.

A beach advisory has been removed for the 20th Street / Hearding Island Canal Beach located on the harbor-side of Park Point, at 20th Street.

The elevated E. coli bacteria that was detected at the three beaches could indicate the presence of fecal contamination.

If you become ill after coming into contact with the water at the beaches listed above, please contact the Minnesota Department of Health.

The water at all four beaches will be tested again later today.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns