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Health posting at Lake Superior beach
By Tom Meersman
Star Tribune
Published July 14, 2004

A fourth public beach on Lake Superior received a health advisory Tuesday from state pollution officials. The Split Rock River public beach in Lake County has unsafe levels of fecal coliform and E. coli bacteria, according to tests. The beach was posted with a "water contact not recommended" sign, which will remain until the bacteria levels drop. Three beaches on the harbor side of Point Beach in Duluth also remain posted with advisories. The bacteria can cause gastrointestinal problems such as vomiting and diarrhea if swimmers or boaters ingest contaminated water.

The source of the bacteria is unknown but could include storm water runoff or waste from wildlife, pets, failing septic systems or sewer line breaks. Beach monitoring at Gooseberry State Park and Stewart River Roadside Park also showed elevated bacteria levels, officials said, but not high enough to issue advisories.


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