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Title: Great Lakes Beach Health

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As schools close for the year and summer weather beckons, many recreationalists head to the Great Lakes' public beaches. However, these coastal areas can become contaminated with disease-causing bacteria that threaten public health, disrupt water recreation, and pay a toll on the Great Lakes economies that depend on summer tourism.

The U.S. Geological Survey Great Lakes Beach Health initiative provides science-based information and methods that help beach managers make more accurate beach closure and advisory decisions, preventing unnecessary beach closures while protecting public health.

Location: Lake Michigan, IL, USA

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Photographer: Richard Whitman , U.S Geological Survey


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Dimensions: 972 x 669
Resolution: 72 dpi

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