SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. -- The city of South Haven is taking precautions when it comes to keeping you and your family safe on the water.
The new tool will tell you how current conditions are to swim and whether there is a red, green yellow or gray flag.
To see it for yourself, head to the city's website.
If you want to know what classifies each flag warning, here is a helpful chart:
|Key:||Note: Flags are updated periodically each day. Refresh your browser for most recent information|
|When a GREEN flag is flying there are calm conditions. Caution should always be exercised when entering the water.|
|When a YELLOW flag is flying there is a moderate surf and/or currents. Caution should always be exercised when entering the water.|
|When the RED flag is flying the water is closed to the public due to the high surf and/or strong currents. Rip currents are especially prevalent and dangerous along the piers.|
|A GRAY flag appearing on a map indicates that either no information is available, flags are not being monitored (9pm-9am), or that the Beach Safety Program is out-of-season.|