BREAKING: Lake Erie Beaches Remain Unhealthy

by

2 comments

lakeeriebeach.jpg
The Natural Resources Defense Council is blowing minds with its latest annual report.

Giving Ohio a bottom-of-the-barrel water quality ranking, the report rips apart the state's 61 Lake Erie beaches. In essence, there's enough E. coli bacteria concentrated throughout the shoreline that serious illness and death are legitimate concerns.

Really, the lake is no stranger to terrible press. But gracing Ohio with a "30th out of 30 states" ranking? Come on, lake!

Check out a map of Ohio to get a closer look at particular beaches. Bear in mind, there's hope for the local shoreline to ascend in the coming years, thanks to the Cleveland Metroparks' recent acquisition.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club


Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.


Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.


Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.