advisories have been issued for Indiana Dunes State Park West Beach and for
Broadway Beach in Beverly Shores.
Sampling at IDSP
West Beach on Wednesday indicated high bacteria levels from an unknown
source. Sampling at Broadway Beach on Thursday indicated the same.
advisories are unrelated to Thursday’s fish-kill event in the East Branch of
the Little Calumet River, believed to have been caused by a chemical
exceedance at ArcelorMittal Burns Harbor. High bacteria levels at Indiana
Dunes beaches are often associated with prevailing northerly winds, as have
been blowing late this week.
Water sampling is
conducted at both beaches on a daily basis during the swimming season.