Water quality advisories issued for three Duluth beachesPeople should avoid water contact at three Duluth beaches, the Minnesota Department of Health announced today.
By: News Tribune staff, Duluth News Tribune
People should avoid water contact at three Duluth beaches, the Minnesota Department of Health announced today.
The department issued “Water Contact Not Recommended” advisories for the Leif Erikson Park, Minnesota Point/15th Street, and Minnesota Point/Hearding Island Canal beaches. Water samples collected Monday at the beaches revealed elevated levels of E. coli bacteria, indicating the possible presence of fecal contamination. The beaches are scheduled to be retested today.
Leif Erikson Park beach is located below Leif Erikson Park. The Minnesota Point/15th Street beach is located on the harbor side of Park Point, as is the Hearding Island Canal beach.
Anyone who becomes ill after contact with water at a Minnesota beach should contact the Minnesota Department of Health at (877) 366-3455.
Go to www.MNBeaches.org for more information on the Minnesota Lake Superior Beach Monitoring program.