Three of the 12 beaches at Minneapolis lakes have been closed by the Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board (MPRB) because of a rise in E. coli levels.
- Lake Hiawatha Beach
- Bde Maka Ska 32nd Street Beach
- Bde Maka Ska St. Thomas Beach
According to the Star Tribune, the heightened bacteria levels are likely a result of stormwater flowing into Bde Maka Ska, formerly known as Lake Calhoun, and Lake Hiawatha during heavy rainfall Sunday and Monday.
According to the MPRB, it's rare for a Minneapolis beach to close and in most cases they'll re-open quickly. usually within 24-48 hours after rain events.
You can check the status of all 12 Minneapolis beaches on the MPRB site right here, or by calling the beach status hotline at 612-313-7713.