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DNR Implements Double Red Flag Warning System for State Park Beaches

The Michigan DNR is implementing a new system to keep beach goers out of the water during rough conditions.

Double red flag warnings are now in place around state parks along the Great Lakes. An increase in accidents and drownings prompted the DNR to make the changes to the flag warning system.

Since 2010, there have been 1,170 drownings in the great lakes with 108 of them from 2022. The DNR said even the most experienced swimmer can get into life threatening situations when going into rough waters.

With this new system, it is now illegal to enter the water from the beach when there are double red flags present.