Water contact not recommended for some Lake Superior Beaches

By KBJR News 1

Water contact not recommended for some Lake Superior Beaches

July 19, 2012 Updated Jul 19, 2012 at 12:35 PM CST

The Minnesota Department of Health has issued advisories for the following beaches:

The Minnesota Point Harborside/15th Street Beach (formerly 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 on these beaches due to elevated E. coli bacteria levels that were identified from samples taken on July 18.

The samples indicate the possible presence of fecal contamination.

The beaches will be re-sampled on July 19.

An advisory has been removed from the Grand Marais Downtown Beach.

Fecal indicator bacteria levels are now at an acceptable level.

To submit a comment on this article, your email address is required. We respect your privacy and your email will not be visible to others nor will it be added to any email lists.