St. Clair County Health Department Issues Swimming Advisory For Keewahdin Beach

The St. Clair County Health Department (SCCHD) has closed Keewahdin Beach in Fort Gratiot due to elevated E. coli levels.

The closure follows water tests indicating the presence of the bacteria, which can signal fecal contamination. SCCHD will continue sampling the water until E. coli levels return to acceptable standards set by the State of Michigan.

E. coli bacteria, commonly found in the digestive systems of warm-blooded animals, often increase after storms or strong winds due to stormwater runoff and wave activity. Beachgoers can stay informed about advisories for St. Clair County’s public beaches through the SCCHD’s “St. Clair County Beaches” Facebook page and the Michigan BeachGuard website.

For more details, visit or contact the SCCHD Environmental Health Division at (810) 987-5306.

Reporting for WGRT – Choze Powell