On June 24th the Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy sampled the Grand River in Saranac and Portland for E. coli. After several weeks of high E. coli levels, the most recent sampling results are below the limit recommended for full body contact.
The Ionia County Health Department is therefore lifting the Public Advisory for the Grand River in Ionia County effective June 26th, 2019. Residents and visitors may engage in activity on the river without a significant threat from E. coli.
The next round of sampling is set for July 1st, 2019.