Contamination advisories lifted for three Berrien County beaches

BERRIEN COUNTY, Mich. -- Three Berrien County beaches are no longer under contamination advisories after test results showed the high levels of bacteria are no longer present.

The Berrien County Environmental Health Department's sanitarians found levels over 300 E. coli per 100 mL of water at Weko Beach, Cherry Beach and Warren Dunes on Monday.

Samples from Tuesday came back Wednesday and showed the levels of bacteria had decreased to a safe level.

"We resampled the beaches yesterday and we are happy to report that the samples came back with the all clear — all the levels of E.coli are back within acceptable limits which are under 300 E.coli per 100 milliliters if water so those advisories have been lifted and folks are free and able to swim in the water and enjoy all the beaches have to offer," said Gillian Conrad of the Berrien County Health Department.

Swimmers can return to the water.

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