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About the BeachGuard System

This site contains information about Indiana’s Lake Michigan coastal and statewide inland beaches. You will find information about beach advisories/closings, sampling schedules, E. coli test results and miscellaneous parks and beach information. Information on this site is entered and maintained by local organizations that perform beach water quality monitoring and notification activities.

Although EPA BEACH Act funding cannot be utilized for the monitoring and notification activities performed at non-coastal recreational waters, there are many inland (i.e. non-Lake Michigan) beaches in Indiana at which E. coli monitoring is being conducted. With the permission of the EPA, these inland beaches are now able to post their monitoring and notification data on BeachGuard as a service to all Indiana beachgoers.

About Beach Monitoring

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management works with local organizations to perform beach water quality monitoring and notification. If you have questions or would like more information about the Indiana Lake Michigan Beach Monitoring program, please call the IDEM Northwest Regional Office at (219) 757-0265.