As the 50th Annual Blueberry Festival kicks off in South Haven comes word the city's two beaches are closed for high levels of E. coli bacteria. The Van Buren County Environmental Health Division has shut down North and South Beaches until further notice, and more water samples will be taken on Friday. Samples taken on Wednesday showed E. coli levels in the water at North Beach exceeded the total body contact standard by more than six times, while it was nearly triple the standard at South Beach. What caused the elevated levels of the bacteria is not yet known.
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