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Marquette’s South Beach, Tourist Park reopen Monday to swimmers

The city of Marquette says it will continue to collect water samples to ensure state water quality standards are met.
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Published: Jul. 13, 2020 at 2:33 AM EDT
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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - UPDATE: The City of Marquette says water samples taken July 12 show that bacteria levels have returned to safe levels at South Beach and Tourist Park swimming beaches. The beaches are open to swimming once again.

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Elevated levels of bacteria, specifically E. coli, have been detected at some beaches in the city of Marquette. The city says this is due to recent rain events.

South Beach and Tourist Park swimming areas are closed to swimmers until further notice. Signs have been posted in both areas to warn beachgoers. The city of Marquette is collecting water samples daily and will reopen the beaches to swimmers when state water quality standards are met.

All other beaches remain open. To view beach status updates from the city of Marquette, click here.

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