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Sunday Lake, other area beaches closed due to E.coli


June 23, 2018

Richard Jenkins/Daily Globe

A SIGN warns against swimming in Wakefield's Sunday Lake Friday, where the beach is closed until further notice due to high E.coli levels as a result of run-off from last weekend's storms.

WAKEFIELD - The beach at Sunday Lake is closed until further notice because of potentially high levels of E.coli bacteria.

"Please be aware that the Beach at Sunday Lake is closed until further notice," reads a short post on the city of Wakefield's Facebook page. "We received notification from the Western U.P. Health Department stating NO swimming, fishing, or kayaking at this time."

An accompanying picture references E.coli and warns against ingesting lake water.

According to information on the health department's webpage, all beaches in the western U.P. remain closed to recreational use....

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