If your July 4th holiday weekend plans include swimming, you'll need to make sure your destination will be open.

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As of today (7/2), 11 Michigan beaches have been flagged by the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality because of high bacteria levels. Most of these closures are due to excessive stormwater runoff caused by heavy rain over the last week.

Check the list before you head out.

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These 11 Michigan Beaches Are Closed Due to High Bacteria Levels

Sorry to be a party pooper, but if your holiday weekend plans include hitting the beach, it might be a good idea to make sure the beach is open.

Heavy rain this week in Michigan has caused the Michigan Department of Environmental quality to shutter these 11 beaches in Michigan due to high levels of bacteria caused by stormwater runoff.

This list is current as of July 1, 2021.

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