Duluth Beach Advisory Update

By KBJR News 1

Duluth Beach Advisory Update

July 5, 2012 Updated Jul 5, 2012 at 10:56 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Beach goers are being advised not to go into the water of five Duluth beaches due to elevated levels of E. coli bacteria.

Beaches include:
1. Brighton Beach in the Gitche Gummi Park.
2. The 42nd Avenue East Beach at 42nd Avenue East in Duluth.
3. Minnesota Point Harbor side/15th Street Beach on the harbor-side of Park Point in Duluth at 15th Street.
4. 20th Street / Hearding Island Canal Beach on the harbor-side of Park Point, at 20th Street.
5. Sky Harbor Parking Lot Beach on the harbor-side of Park Point in Duluth, at the end of Minnesota Avenue.

The elevated levels of E. coli could be due to the presence of fecal contamination.

If you become ill after coming into contact with water at these beaches, you are asked to call the Minnesota Health Department.

Water at each of these beaches will be re-sampled later today for E. coli levels.

Posted to the web by Krista Burns