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South Beach shut down for rest of season

South Beach in Marquette has been closed for the remainder of the summer season due to elevated levels of E. coli.

Over the summer, South Beach has been closed repeatedly due to the high level of bacteria, but those were temporary closures.

However on Aug. 31, the decision was made by the city to permanently shut it down.

According to city officials, swimming is currently banned at South Beach until the end of the season.

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The cause of the elevated level of E. coli is due to the waste from seagulls and geese washing into the water, according to Wastewater treatment plant officials.

A reading of the bacteria level taken on Aug. 29, revealed the level of E. coli to be above the safe level.

Other beaches in the city will continue to be open until the end of the season.

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