No Water Contact Advisories Issued In Duluth

By KBJR News 1

No Water Contact Advisories Issued In Duluth

August 2, 2011 Updated Aug 2, 2011 at 3:28 PM CST

Posted by Melissa Burlaga

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) A -Water Contact Not Recommended- advisory has been issued by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) on Tuesday for Lafayette Community Club Beach, Sky Harbor Parking Lot Beach, and 20th Street / Hearding Island Canal Beach.

Elevated E. coli bacteria levels identified from samples collected at those beaches indicate the possible presence of fecal contamination.

The beaches are scheduled to be re-sampled Wednesday.

Lafayette Community Club Beach is located on the lakeside of Park Point in Duluth, near 30th Street.

Sky Harbor Parking Lot Beach is located on the harbor-side of Park Point in Duluth, at the end of Minnesota Avenue.

20th Street / Hearding Island Canal Beach is located on the harbor-side of Park Point, at 20th Street.

If anyone becomes ill after contact with beach water, contact the Minnesota Department of Health at 1-877-366-3455.

For more information refer to the Minnesota Lake Superior Beach Monitoring web site at www.MNBeaches.org

Written for the web by Melissa Burlaga