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Beaches closed in Cheboygan and Alpena

Kansas
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Beaches closed in Cheboygan and Alpena

The Cheboygan Daily Tribune reports that a swimming advisory has been issued for City Beach in Cheboygan because bacteria levels exceed health standards

Health Department officials say that investiga­tion into the source of the contamination is on­going. The unusually high level of e-coli bacteria can cause illnesses or infections with chil­dren, the elderly and people with weakened immune systems who come into contact with contaminated water, usually while swimming.

District Health De­partment No. 4 will con­tinue to monitor the water at City Beach until it is determined safe for body contact. Until that time a sign will be post­ed at the beach site ad­vising citizens that swimming is not recom­mended.

Two beaches at Alpena have also recently received the same swimming advisory.

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1. Re: Beaches closed in Cheboygan and Alpena

Hate when this happens, which is more frequent, by far, downstate. Hopefully they will open soon for this hot weekend!

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2. Re: Beaches closed in Cheboygan and Alpena

Any beach near a river is suspect after the heavy rains we've had this year. We had a closure here when we received over 11 inches of rain in a week earlier this summer. Speculation is that it's due to run off carrying animal feces and sewage overflow. We have a home in Key West and this was common in the keys this winter. I guess the good news is that Cheboygan and Alpena's beaches are checked, many aren't.

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3. Re: Beaches closed in Cheboygan and Alpena

The same department checks the beaches in Mackinaw City, but then it doesn't have any rivers.

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4. Re: Beaches closed in Cheboygan and Alpena

Cheboygan City Beach is open again. No word on the Alpena beaches.

5. Re: Beaches closed in Cheboygan and Alpena

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