Eleven Michigan beaches closed, under Contamination Advisories Labor Day weekend

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(WWJ) Nearly a dozen beaches across Michigan are either closed or under Contamination Advisories this upcoming Labor Day weekend.

Four of the affected beaches are in metro Detroit.

EGLE closures
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The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes & Energy (EGLE) said three in Oakland County will be shuttered this weekend: Handsome Lake Crossroads for Youth in Oxford, Crooked Lake-Independence Oaks County Park in Independence Township, and Big Seven Lake at Seven Lakes State Park in Holly.

Lake St. Clair at St. Clair Memorial Beach in Macomb County; and Independence Lake-Independence Township in Webster, Washtenaw County; are both under a Contamination Advisory issued by their local health departments. However, they remain open.

All closures and advisories are blamed on high bacteria levels due to wildlife or other unknown causes.

These closures come as Accuweather predicts a beautiful Labor Day, with mostly sunny weather in the mid 70’s.

In total, six beaches are currently under Contamination Advisories and five will be closed this weekend. The others are in the central part of the state, and the Upper Peninsula.

Information on the individual beaches here.

Michigan beaches closed:

-Handsome Lake-Crossroads for Youth, Oakland County

-Crooked Lake-Independence Oaks County Park, Oakland

-Big Seven Lake-Seven Lakes State Park, Oakland

-Lake Gogebic-Lake Gogebic State Park, Gogebic

-Wixom Lake-Wixom Waters, Midland

Michigan beaches under Contamination Advisories:

-Lake St. Clair-St. Clair Shores Memorial Park Beach, Macomb

-Independence Lake-Independence Lake County Park, Washtenaw

-Houghton Lake-Lakeview Park, Roscommon

-Pike Bay at Portage Canal/Lake Superior at Chassell Beach, Houghton

-Park Lake-Bath Township Park Lake Beach, Clinton

-Lake Ovid-Sleepy Hollow State Park Beach, Clinton

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