MDH puts Advisories on Two Lake Superior Beaches; Removes One

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MDH puts Advisories on Two Lake Superior Beaches; Removes One

August 7, 2012 Updated Aug 7, 2012 at 11:51 AM CST

The Minnesota Department of Health has put advisories in place for two Lake Superior Beaches and removed one.

On Monday, the Minnesota Department of Health has put an advisory on Leif Erikson Park Beach, the Minnesota Point Harborside / 15th Street Beach and the 20th Street / Hearding Island Canal Beach, due to elevated E. coli bacteria levels.

The E. coli levels indicate the possible presence of fecal contamination.

The beaches are scheduled to be re-sampled on August 7.

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

Minnesota Point Harborside / 15th Street Beach (formerly New Duluth Boat Club / 14th Street beach)

Leif Erikson Park Beach is located in Duluth, below Leif Erikson Park.

Since June 28, The Sky Harbor Parking Lot beach has been under an advisory, and it was removed Tuesday.

Fecal indicator bacteria levels have returned to normal.

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

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