Whoever thought we would have to worry about the safety of Michigan beaches? There are so many Michigan beaches to choose from, but now water pollution can close several Michigan beaches and put swimmers health at risk.

According to WILX and a new report by the Environment Michigan Research and Policy Group titled, "Safe for Swimming,"

last year's bacteria levels at 79 Michigan beaches indicated that water at those beaches was potentially unsafe for swimming there on at least one day.

One thing is for sure, we all look forward to getting out on our favorite lakes and just enjoying the beach throughout the summer months. But apparently, pollution is causing problems in places where we like to swim and hang out.

To assess beach safety, the group examined whether bacteria levels exceeded the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's most protective beach action value. This is associated with an estimated illness rate of 32 out of every 1,000 swimmers. (WILX)

The Singing Bridge Beach in Arenac County had the highest bacteria levels above the safety threshold.

Personally speaking, there are a lot of nice lakes here in Michigan. One that I used to go to when I was a kid was Duck Lake which is just outside of Charlotte.

Where is the cleanest lake in Michigan? Torch Lake.This swimming spot has the cleanest, most pristine water in Michigan. Torch Lake is a favorite  destination for fishing, boating, and just relaxing.

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