E. Coli Levels Drop for Beach House on Park Point

By KBJR News 1

E. Coli Levels Drop for Beach House on Park Point

July 18, 2012 Updated Jul 18, 2012 at 12:31 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- The "Water Contact Not Recommended" advisory has been lifted for the Beach House on Park Point, the Grand Marais Campground Beach and the Lakewalk East / 16th Avenue East Beach after water samples showed E. coli bacteria levels dropped back to acceptable levels.

However, fecal contamination remains at the Grand Marais Downtown Beach, the New Duluth Boat Club / 14th Street Beach, the 20th Street / Hearding Island Canal Beach, and the Sky Harbor Parking Lot Beach.

Water contact is not recommended at these beaches due to elevated E. coli bacteria.

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

These beaches will be re-sampled for E. coli bacteria again later today.

A red flag warning remains in place along the Park Point beaches on the Lake Superior side due to a high risk of rip currents. The beaches along Park Point are still open to beach goers, however water contact is not recommended due to the rip currents.

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