Beach Closures

 

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Beach closures are caused by high bacteria levels in our waterways from different contaminates with official causes listed as: wildlife, storm water runoff, sanitary sewer overflow, sewage, rainfall, E.coli, and "unknown".  Exposure to these bacteria can come from swallowing contaminated water, via open wounds, and in other cases from contact with skin or eyes.  There are two different kinds of sewage systems, combined and sanitary sewers which contain and collect rainwater, sewage, industrial wastewater, human and industrial waste, toxic materials, other debris which are oftentimes untreated or partially treated.  Some causes of sewage overflows include problems like system overloads from stormwater, lines breaks, and blockages.  Additional contaminates from factory farming can also cause beach closures including contaminates like nitrogen, phosphorus, pathogens, hormones, antibiotics, and other organic fecal matter or sediments.  These can also contribute to algae blooms from cyanobacteria.  Algae blooms are more toxic to humans and side effects can be more severe in pets, children, seniors, and those with weakened immune systems, or prior kidney and liver disease.

Documented side effects of exposure include, but are not limited to:  

Blisters

Diarrhea

Encephalitis

Fever

Gastroenteritis

Headache

Hepatitis

Infections (primarily ear, eye, nose, or throat)

Lesions

Muscular pains

Nausea

Rashes

Respiratory infections

Seizures

Stomachache and cramps

Ulcers

Vomiting

 

Waterways and Beaches with closures in 2016-17 due to high bacteria levels include:

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Adams Lake 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Oakland County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Addison Oaks County Park 

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Belleville Lake 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Wayne County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Van Buren Township Park - 2

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Big Lake 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Osceola County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Crittenden Park - 2

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Billings Lake 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Wexford County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Manton Park - 3

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Borrow Pit 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Isabella County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Herrick County Park 

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Budd Lake 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Clare County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Wilson State Park 

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Cass Lake 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Oakland County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Dodge Park #4 - 2

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Pontiac Yacht Club

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Chippewa River

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Isabella County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Deerfield County Park

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Crystal Lake

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Benzie County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Beulah Beach - 3

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Commerce Lake 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Oakland County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Log Cabin Sub

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Darb Lake 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Oakland County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Mission Springs Subdivision

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Detroit River

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Wayne County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Belle Isle Beach - 2

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Dukes Lake 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Chippewa County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Dukes Lake

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Eagle Lake

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Oakland County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Lakeland Estates

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Good Harbor Creek

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Leelanau County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Good Harbor Creek Outlet - 5

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Grand Traverse Bay - East

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Grand Traverse County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Bayside Acme Township Park - 3

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Traverse City State Park 

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Grand Traverse Bay - West

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Benzie County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Elmwood/Greilikville Park & Beach - 2

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Grand Traverse County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Bryant Park Beach

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Clinch Park

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Senior Center

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Sunset Park - 3

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Leelanau County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Suttons Bay - South Shore Park - 2

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Northport Bay Marina - 3

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Omena Beach & Park

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Suttons Bay Marina Park & Beach

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Half Moon Lake

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Washtenaw County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Pinckney Recreation Area

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Higgins Lake

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Crawford County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  North Higgins State Park

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Independence Lake

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Washtenaw County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Independence Lake County Park - 4

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Houghton Lake

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Roscommon County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Denton Township Public Beach

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Houghton Lake Heights - 2

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Indian Lake

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Schoolcraft County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Indian Lake State Park - 3

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Kinross Lake 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Chippewa County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Kinross Lake

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Kiwassee Lake

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Midland County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Stratford Woods Park Beach - 2

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Lake Bellaire

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Antrim County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Richardi Park

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Lake Charlevoix

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Charlevoix County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  East Jordan Tourist Park - 2

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Lake Erie

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Monroe County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Luna Pier City Beach - 3

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Sterling State Park - 2

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Lake Huron

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Bay County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Brissette Beach Township Park

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  South Linwood Beach Township Park

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Huron County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Bird Creek County Park - 4

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Caseville County Park - 5

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Jenks County Park

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Oak Beach County Park

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Port Crescent State Park - 2

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Sleeper State Park

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Thompson Park

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Veterans Park

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Wagener County Park

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Iosco County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Gateway Park Beach 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Tawas Point State Park - Day Use Area

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Mackinac County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Kiwanis Beach - 2

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Sanilac County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Forester County Park

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Forestville Beach - 2

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Lexington Beach 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Lexington County Park

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Port Sanilac Park

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  St. Clair County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Holland Road Beach

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Keewadhin Road Beach - 2

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Lake Michigan

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Allegan County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Oval Beach - 2

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Pier Cove Beach

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  West Side County Park Beach

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Antrim County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Elk Rapids

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Berrien County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  New Buffalo City - 3

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Union Pier - Townline Road - 2

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Warren Dunes Beach - 3

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Weko Beach 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Delta County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Escanaba Bathing Beach - 2

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Gladstone Bathing Beach/Van Cleve Park

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Public Shoreline Beach - Thompson - 2

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Emmet County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Cross Village Beach

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Wilderness State Park

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Muskegon County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Bronson/Kruse Park

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Pere Marquette Park

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Schoolcraft County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Rogers Park - 4

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Lake St. Clair

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Macomb County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  H.C.M.A. Lake St. Clair Metropark Beach - 8

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  New Baltimore Park Beach - 2

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  St. Clair Shores Memorial Park Beach - 9

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Lake St. Helen

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Roscommon County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Richfield Township Public Fishing Site - 3

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Lake Superior

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Baraga County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Keweenaw Bay L'Anse Waterfront Park

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Chippewa County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Sherman Park - 2

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Long Lake

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Oakland County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Christ the King Church Camp 

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Mill Pond

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Oakland County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Davisburg Village Beach

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Mona Lake

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Muskegon County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Ross Park Beach

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Muskegon Lake

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Muskegon County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Harbor Towne Beach

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Muskegon River

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Osceola County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Crawford Park - 2

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Newburgh Lake

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Wayne County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Newburgh and Sumac Pointes - Hines Park - 3

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Orion Lake

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Oakland County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Greens Park Village Beach - 2

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Otsego Lake

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Otsego County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Otsego State Park

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Wah Wah Soo Beach

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Pickerel Lake

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Emmet County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Camp Petosega

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Pleasant Lake

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Livingston County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Howell Nature Center

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Pontiac Lake

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Oakland County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Pontiac Recreation Area

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Ross Lake

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Gladwin County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Beaverton City Park - 4

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Saginaw Bay-Lake Huron

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Arenac County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Arenac County Park

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Dyer Road Beach

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Foster Road Beach

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Singing Bridge Beach - 7

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Bay County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Bay City State Recreation Area - 4

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Brissette Beach Township Park - 3

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  South Linwood Beach Township Park - 6

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Wenona Beach - 2

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Scotch Lake

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Oakland County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Scotch Lake Residents - 4

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Benzie County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Otter Creek - 4

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Platte Point Bay

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Platte River

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Leelanau County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  North Bar Lake - 2

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Shalda Creek - 3

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  St. Clair River

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  St. Clair County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Chrysler Park Beach - 4

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  St. Mary's River

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Chippewa County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Four Mile Beach - 3

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Sugar Island Township Park

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Stoney Creek Lake-Impoundment

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Macomb County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Stoney Creek Metropark-Baypoint Beach

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Sunset Lake

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Kalamazoo County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Sunset Lake Park - 2

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Teeple Lake

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Oakland County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Teeple Lake Recreation Area

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Thompson Lake

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Livingston County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Howell City Park

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Thornapple Lake

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Barry County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Charlton Park

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Torch Lake

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Antrim County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Day Park

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  White Lake

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Muskegon County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Maple Park

 

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Woodhull Lake

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Oakland County

Michigan_Map_Green_favicon.png  Woodhull Lake Civic Association - 4

 

 

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Sources

https://www.freep.com/story/news/2017/09/29/lake-metropark-clair-beach-closures-michigan/587126001/

http://www.wnem.com/story/35919463/6-michigan-beaches-closed-3-under-contamination-advisory

http://www.mlive.com/news/index.ssf/2017/07/14_michigan_beaches_flagged_fo.html

http://www.deq.state.mi.us/beach/SearchResults.aspx?instatepark=False&beachtype=Public

https://www.des.nh.gov/organization/divisions/water/wmb/beaches/faq_advisories.htm

https://www.epa.gov/beaches/learn-human-health-beach

https://www.epa.gov/beaches/learn-beach-health

https://www.epa.gov/npdes/combined-sewer-overflows-csos

https://www.epa.gov/npdes/sanitary-sewer-overflows-ssos

https://www.epa.gov/npdes/npdes-stormwater-program

https://www.epa.gov/npdes/animal-feeding-operations-afos

http://www.woodtv.com/news/michigan/11-mi-beaches-closed-due-to-high-bacteria-levels/1003459772

https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/12-michigan-beaches-cited-for-high-bacteria-levels

https://www.clickondetroit.com/news/9-michigan-beaches-cited-for-high-bacteria-levels-closures

https://www.environmentalpollutioncenters.org/water/diseases/

https://greentumble.com/diseases-caused-by-water-pollution/

https://water.unl.edu/article/lakes-ponds-streams/frequently-asked-questions

 

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