The Grand Traverse County Health Department has issued a partial body contact advisory for Sunset Park after it exceeded the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy’s E. coli body contact limits.
Sunset Park E. coli levels were found at 385 colonies per 100/ml, which is a Level 2 partial body contact advisory. Michiganders can wade, fish or go boating in the water, but contact with the water above the waist is not recommended.
With the exception of Sunset Park, all beach sampling from Wednesday have reported satisfactory water quality and all other beaches are at Level 1 for full body contact.
Follow up sampling at Sunset Park is being conducted Thursday, with results expected Friday.