Heading out for the weekend? It's expected to be nice - but make sure to be aware of contamination advisories at several
Several lakes in and around Oakland County had high levels of bacteria detected during weekly monitoring.
Beaches in Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, and Ontonagon were all closed going into the holiday weekend, the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy said.
Belle Isle is the only location in Michigan as of Monday with a closure over health contaminants in the water.
More than a hundred people drowned last year after entering dangerous waters.
Eight Michigan beaches are closed or are under contamination advisories due to high bacteria levels headed into Labor Day Weekend. Four of the beaches are in Southeast Michigan.
In addition to bacteria levels, officials are still monitoring a chemical leak in the Huron River after a cancer-causing material was released.
A Novi man and a woman drowned in Lake Michigan on Monday.
Swimmers should avoid Lake Michigan from the southwest side of the state up past Ludington due to dangerous conditions Monday.
A man got caught in heavy currents when he jumped into Lake Huron to set his boat anchor.
Dive teams are looking in Lake St. Clair for the body of a boater who went overboard in Anchor Bay on Sunday evening.
A swimmer drowned in Lake Michigan at Grand Haven State Park.
An updated swim risk system at Grand Haven State Park includes flags that mean Lake Michigan is closed.
Three Macomb County beaches are closed headed into the weekend. Eleven are closed around Michigan.
Several beaches in Northern Michigan are closed or under a contamination advisory on Wednesday, July 6, after a wave of heavy rain and storms pushed through the state.
The Lake St. Clair beach has frequently seen high levels of bacteria over the past 30 days and may be unsafe to touch.
Foam on Michigan bodies of water could contain PFAS, which may cause health issues, especially for children.
Three Michigan beaches are closed this week and two others are under a contamination advisory.
"It starts right here at the boat launch. Oakland County’s got a tremendous amount of waterway and we certainly want people to come out and enjoy our lakes, rivers and streams," he said. "But we want them to be safe about it."
At least three beaches are closed in Michigan due to high bacteria levels this week.