Advisories issued for beaches along Lake Erie

TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - High bacteria in Lake Erie prompted contamination advisories at Luna Pier City Beach and Sterling State Park in Monroe County. The advisories were issued because testing shows E. coli bacteria contamination in the lake at the beaches measured higher than acceptable standards. The health department in Michigan advises people avoid swimming and full body contact at these two beaches.

Bacteria contamination alerts have been issued for Camp Perry in Ottawa County; Maumee Bay State Park in Lucas County; Bay View East, Bay View West, Cedar Point Chausee, Lake Front Park, Heidelberg Beach, Beulah Beach, Lagoons Beach, Linwood Beach, Nokomis, Orchard Beach, Darby Creek and Sherod Park Beach in Erie County. These alerts are posted when the level of bad bacteria in the water has reached unsafe levels and could make you sick. Children, the elderly and those in ill health or weakened immune systems are advised not to swim.

Click the "Ohio Advisories" or "Michigan Advisories" links on this page for more information.

Ohio: http://publicapps.odh.ohio.gov/beachguardpublic/

Michigan: http://www.deq.state.mi.us/beach/