Beach Advisory 

Beaches Monitored from Memorial Day through Labor Day


From May to September, the Health Department's Lakes Management Unit samples Lake Michigan beaches 4 days a week. Beaches on inland lakes are tested biweekly (2 times per month). The water samples are tested for E coli bacteria, which are found in the intestines of almost all warm-blooded animals. While not all strains of E coli are the same, certain strains can make humans sick if ingested in high enough concentrations.
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Closures


If water samples come back high for E coli (235 E coli/100 ml), the management body for the bathing beach is notified and a sign is posted indicating the beach closure. Additionally, since rain events tend to lead to elevated bacteria levels in the water column, the LMU advises that persons avoid swimming after a large rain event.

Note: Per the Illinois Swimming Code, there is no swimming at dog beaches.
 
Current and Historic Beach Datahttp://www.idph.state.il.us/envhealth/ilbeaches/public/

Beach Safety:  Check for the most recent beach hazards, including high waves: https://www.weather.gov/greatlakes/beachhazards
Bacteria Levels 
 Flag  Status
 green Low Bacteria Levels, No Advisory
 yellow Elevated Bacteria Levels, Caution Swimming Advisory
 red High Bacteria Levels. No Swimming is Advised

August 20, 2019

red

Inland Beaches - Swim Ban (no swimming)


Pistaqua Heights - Lake Matthews



Mundelein Park District Beach - Diamond Lake



Glacier Park - Deep Lake



Manor Lake Beach


Round Lake Beach - Round Lake


Lehmann Park - Cedar Lake


Wauconda Park District - Bangs Lake


Paulus Park - Lake Zurich

yellow

Inland Beaches - Swim Advisory


None




Lake Michigan Beaches  Status
 Forest Park Beach green
Illinois Beach State Park North Beach green
Illinois Beach State Park Resort Beach green
Illinois Beach State Park South Beach 
                     
green
Lake Bluff Dog Beach green
Lake Bluff Sunrise Beach green  
Moraine Dog Beach - closed for repairs red
North Point Marina Beach green
Nunn Beach (Great Lakes), Friday - Sunday only
green  
Park Avenue Boating Facility
green    
Rosewood Beach
green  
Waukegan North Beach
green
Waukegan South Beach
green