Sleeping Bear Dunes-Esch Road Beach

Maple City, Michigan

Sleeping Bear Dunes-Esch Road Beach is found at the mouth of Otter Creek. Wildflowers flourish on the banks of the creek. The water here is warm and perfect for wading. Restroom facilities and parking are available.

WATER QUALITY
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Swim Drink Fish Canada - Great Lakes Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
21°C
Chance of heavy rain
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Sleeping Bear Dunes-Esch Road Beach is sampled weekly from May 11th to September 7th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Recreational public beaches in Michigan are tested several times a week, typically from May to September. Officially, the water is tested for recreational standards from May 1 to October 31.

The Michigan Department of Community Health and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality uses guidance provided by the EPA to develop ambient standards for E. coli. E. coli standards for water used for total body contact recreation are provided in the Michigan Public Health Code and Rule 323.1062(1) of the Part 4.

A beach is marked Green the geometric mean of 3 samples collected at the same time is under 300 E. coli / 100 ml or when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected over 30 days is under 130 E. coli / 100 ml.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean of 3 samples collected at the same time exceeds 300 E. coli / 100 ml or when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected over 30 days exceeds 130 E. coli / 100 ml.

A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Sleeping Bear Dunes-Esch Road Beach

Maple City, Michigan

WATER QUALITY
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Swim Drink Fish Canada - Great Lakes Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
21°C
Chance of heavy rain

Sleeping Bear Dunes-Esch Road Beach is found at the mouth of Otter Creek. Wildflowers flourish on the banks of the creek. The water here is warm and perfect for wading. Restroom facilities and parking are available.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Sleeping Bear Dunes-Esch Road Beach is sampled weekly from May 11th to September 7th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Recreational public beaches in Michigan are tested several times a week, typically from May to September. Officially, the water is tested for recreational standards from May 1 to October 31.

The Michigan Department of Community Health and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality uses guidance provided by the EPA to develop ambient standards for E. coli. E. coli standards for water used for total body contact recreation are provided in the Michigan Public Health Code and Rule 323.1062(1) of the Part 4.

A beach is marked Green the geometric mean of 3 samples collected at the same time is under 300 E. coli / 100 ml or when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected over 30 days is under 130 E. coli / 100 ml.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean of 3 samples collected at the same time exceeds 300 E. coli / 100 ml or when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected over 30 days exceeds 130 E. coli / 100 ml.

A beach is marked Grey when there is no current or reliable monitoring information available.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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