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Posted on: August 16, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Advisory for Independence Lake Beach

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Washtenaw County Health Department is issuing an advisory for Independence Lake beach at Independence Lake County Park. Swim at your own risk as e.Coli levels are high. Weekly monitoring will continue.

Independence Lake is in Webster Township and operated by Washtenaw County Parks and Recreation Commission, 3200 Jennings Road, Whitmore Lake. The high levels were detected through routine testing done at public bathing beaches during the summer months. 

Individuals with questions or concerns regarding public beach water sampling, or those who believe they may have become ill after swimming in the impacted waters, are encouraged to call the Washtenaw County Environmental Health Division at 734-222-3800 during normal business hours, or visit

For the most updated information on public beaches, as well as a listing of water sample results, please visit the Michigan BeachGuard website at

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