MONROE (WWJ) – A “no swimming” alert has been posted for four public beaches along Lake Erie due to E. coli concerns.

The Monroe County Health Department is warning beach-goers against full body contact with the water at Estral Beach, Woodland Beach, Pointe Aux Peaux and Bolles Harbor.

The Monroe News reports the advisories issued Wednesday, based on surface water samples taken Tuesday that showed high  levels of E. coli bacteria.

Officials said the advisories will remain in effect until updated water test results are available on Wednesday, June 10.

Three other beach areas in the county passed E. coli tests: Luna Pier Beach, Sterling State Park and Avalon Beach.

As mandated by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality, beach water tests are done from mid-May through early September.

Get more information about Monroe County beaches, HERE.

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