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Oakland County Beach Closing Information


The Oakland County Health Division Beach Monitoring Program for 2014 will begin on June 2nd and run until July 25th. This year the County will monitor 73 public and semi-public beaches on 55 different lakes.

The water collection and beach surveying are conducted by environmental health students hired by the county for summer internships. Water at each of the beaches is tested on a weekly basis, measuring for an indicator bacteria, E. Coli. As an indicator, if E. Coli is present, other, more harmful and harder to detect organisms could be present.

Monitored beaches are to meet the one day standard of 300 colonies per 100 milliliters of water AND the 30 day geometric average standard of 130 colonies per 100 ml.

If a beach does not meet the water quality standard, it will be closed until satisfactory samples are obtained.


The following beaches are currently closed:

Closures due to Daily Standard

(geometric mean > 300 M.P.N/100ml)

Beach Lake Location
Date Closed Closing Result
Thelma Spencer Park Carter Rochester Hills 07-22-2014 368
    Beach closing history


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