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Contact Advisory Issued Over High Bacteria Levels In Part of Houghton Lake

A contamination advisory has been issued for Lakeview Waterfront Park in Houghton Lake.

The beach on Houghton Lake has been flagged for high E. coli levels. The maximum safe level is 300 parts per 100 milliliters. The sample taken on Wednesday was over that level.

Roscommon Township said escalated levels in the past have been linked to waterfowl in the area.


“The best thing people can do is not feed the waterfowl because then that makes that a concentrated area [of E. coli],” said Diane Randall, Roscommon Township supervisor.

The township is encouraging swimmers to enjoy the many other public beaches in the area. Lakeview Waterfront Park beach will be tested again next week.

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