If you were thinking about a day at the beach this holiday weekend, you may need to modify your plans. Four popular swimming spots in Mid-Michigan are closed at the beginning of Labor Day weekend due to contamination.
The Michigan Department of Natural Resources reported the following beaches were closed to swimming on Friday:
Singing Bridge Beach on Saginaw Bay in Arenac County has been closed for 52 days since July 12 due to high bacteria levels from an unknown source.
Lakeview Waterfront Park on Houghton Lake in Roscommon County has been closed for 38 days since July 26 due to high bacteria levels blamed on wildlife.
Port Sanilac Park on Lake Huron in Sanilac County closed on Friday due to high bacteria levels blamed on stormwater runoff.
Big Seven Lake at Seven Lakes State Park in Holly Township has been closed for 24 days since Aug. 9 due to high bacteria levels blamed on wildlife.
To confirm whether or not a lake is safe to swim in before you make the drive, check EGLE’s Beach Guard Website for the current status.