MICHIGAN – Seventeen public beaches across the state have been red-flagged as having high bacteria levels, according to the state’s Beach Guard data.

These include three beaches along Lake Michigan, Traverse City State Park beach on Grand Traverse Bay, and one each on Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair.

Some of these beaches have been closed, while others have had contamination advisories issued for their waters, according to the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

To see an up-to-date map of the red-flagged beaches and details on the water quality tests, check here.

The beach at Traverse City State Park has been under a contamination advisory since Thursday, according to the DEQ.

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