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EGLE Finds Portage Lake, Portage Canal And Torch Lake Are Toxin Free

No blue-green algae in the Portage Lake, Portage Canal or Torch Lake in Houghton County.

This from a press release issued by the Western Upper Peninsula Health Department late yesterday.

Michigan’s Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy analyzed samples from all three bodies of water, and found none of them had harmful toxins.

Based on the negative results, the advisory which was issued on July 1st, has been lifted.

Algal blooms in this area are rare, however, warmer than usual water temperatures with lots of sunlight, may have been a factor.

Local beaches are tested weekly for E Coli by the health department.

A link to view test results is here.  

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