beach safety

"VICKSBURG, MI -- High E. coli levels at Sunset Lake means there a health advisory warning against swimming today. The Kalamazoo County Health and Community Services Department posted signs warning signs at Sunset Lake Park in the village of Vicksburg." (Kalamazoo Gazette)

Berrien County runs Silver Beach County Park, federal government owns piers and bulkheads forming the north and south piers for Saint Joseph Harbor

City has established a "flag notification system" for swimming conditions

Heavy rain can lead to sewage runoff on beaches