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Health Officials Issue Water Contact Advisory for Duluth Beaches

Minnesota Point Harborside and Clyde Avenue Boat Landing Beach have tested positive for elevated levels of E. Coli bacteria. Minnesota Point Harborside and Clyde Avenue Boat Landing Beach have tested positive for elevated levels of E. Coli bacteria.  |  Photo: File

June 14, 2017 03:25 PM

The Minnesota Department of Health has issued a water contact advisory for two Duluth beaches.

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Health officials say water contact is not recommended on Minnesota Point Harborside, formerly known as New Duluth Boat Club. Officials say the water has a high level of E. Coli bacteria. Samples were taken on Wednesday and they tested positive for the bacteria. Officials also say the water may contain fecal contamination

The Health Department also issued a contact advisory for Clyde Avenue Boat Landing Beach located in Smithville neighborhood on Clyde Avenue. The water also has a high level of E. Coli bacteria.

Health officials are re-testing the waters Wednesday.

Officials are urging the public to contact the Health Department if anyone gets ill after coming in contact with the waters.

More information can be found here.


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