Milwaukee's Lake Michigan beaches post 'swim at your own risk' warnings
Updated: 4:57 p.m. on July 17, 2020
MILWAUKEE COUNTY (CBS 58) -- There is nothing more refreshing than jumping into the water on a hot summer day but people might want to think twice before getting in here at Bradford Beach.
Published: 12:10 p.m. on July 17, 2020
MILWAUKEE COUNTY (CBS 58) -- Water quality issues have shut down Milwaukee's Lake Michigan beaches as we head into a very hot weekend.
The closings were announced Thursday, July 16,and the beaches include Bradford, McKinley, and South Shore.
The City of Milwaukee health dept. has closed Bradford Beach, McKinley Park Beach and South Shore Park Beach for the weekend of July 17-19 as a precautionary measure due to unhealthy water quality conditions.Posted by Milwaukee County Parks on Friday, July 17, 2020
The website cites "sewage discharge," but the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewage District insists that's not the case.
Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley blames Wednesday's heavy rain for the water issues.
At this time, there's no indication how long the beaches will be closed.
Bradford Beach is popping!! It’s much busier than I thought it would be!! However... the DNR posted on their Wisconsin Beach Health page that it was affected by a sewage/discharge spill. ? We’ll have more for you on this story on @CBS58 at 4/5pm. #Milwaukee#Wisconsin#Beachespic.twitter.com/GG4pbMZzbj— Pari Cruz (@paricruz) July 17, 2020