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Ionia County lifts E. coli warning for the Grand River

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Posted at 11:58 AM, Jun 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-26 11:58:16-04

IONIA CO., Mich. — 
The Ionia County Health Department has lifted the partial-body-contact order for the Grand River. Recent tests on water samples taken from the river show E. coli levels are back below the recommended limit for body contact.

The county issued a no-contact advisory on June 6 after high levels of E. coli were detected in Portland. It was downgraded to a partial-contact warning on June 7 after tests found lower levels. The health department said the water was safe for boating and fishing but not for drinking of full immersion.

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes and Energy is running DNA tests to determine if the E. coli came from humans or animals. The exact cause of the contamination has not been determined. News 10 and wilx.com will update this story if that changes.

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