The Macomb County Health Department tests the water at six public beaches twice a week for E. coli bacteria. This bacteria lives in the digestive system of humans and warm-blooded animals.
If the levels of E. coli are unsafe (in excess of 300 E. coli colonies per 100 milliliters of water) swimmers could contract minor illnesses, including sore throats or diarrhea.
The following beaches are closed because of high E. coli levels:
While the beaches are closed, the remainder of the park facilities remain open.
For a list of area beaches, check out our .