Some Beaches Closed Down Due to High Levels of Bacteria

With the warm weather this weekend, many will be turning to the lakes to cool off.

However for those on Lake Saint Helen, you may not be able to.

The Central Michigan District Health Department says the beach at the Richfield Township Public Fishing Site tested high in bacteria.

The same warning was placed at Beaverton City park on Gladwin County’s Ross Lake.

They’re advising people to avoid swimming in those areas, due to the high e. Coli levels found.

The warning was announced on Tuesday and it’s still in effect.

However, those living nearby Lake St. Helen say people are still swimming.

“If you would’ve been out here yesterday, July fourth, you would have never noticed. There was hundreds of boats out here, people playing on the beach and playing around,” said Chuck Binkowski, a homeowner on Lake St. Helen.

The Central Michigan District Health Department says e. Coli can cause illness if you’re exposed to it.