These Michigan beaches are closed due to high bacteria levels

Posted at 5:49 PM, Aug 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-14 17:49:38-04

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy says six beaches in Michigan are closed this weekend due to high bacteria levels. Another beach is closed for an unknown reason.

According to EGLE, of the beaches closed, three are in metro Detroit.

The beaches are:

Crooked Lake at Independence Oaks County Park in Oakland County - High bacteria levels
Ross Lake at Beaverton City Park in Gladwin County - High bacteria levels
Independence Lake at Independence Lake County Park in Washtenaw County - High bacteria levels
Lake Superior at Black River Harbor Beach in Gogebic County - Sewage sanitary sewer overflow
Handsome Lake at Crossroads for Youth in Oakland County - High bacteria levels
Billings Lake at Manton Park in Wexford County - High bacteria levels

The Sanford Lake Park beach is also closed and has been closed since the major flooding in June.