1 beach reopened, 2 still closed due to E. coli levels - WNEM TV 5

1 beach reopened, 2 still closed due to E. coli levels

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MID-MICHIGAN (WNEM) -

Several beaches were closed around Mid-Michigan this week for high E. coli levels.

Environmental Health Manager Joel Kwiatkowski said South Linwood Beach in Bay County has reopened after the beach was closed due to its E.coli levels. Kwiatkowski said water samples collected on Wednesday, June 21 met the state's water quality standards. 

This marks the second time this summer E. coli levels have surpassed the state standard, making it unsafe for full body contact.

Huron County still has two beaches closed - Bird Creek County Park Beach in Port Austin and Jenks Park Beach along M-25. On Thursday, the county health department said water samples showed the E.coli levels were still too high. 

"A composite sample of the three samples collected in three to six feet of water cannot exceed 300 E.Coli colonies per 100 ml of water," the department said.

The department will re-sample Thursday and new results will be available Friday. 

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