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Going to the beach this summer? Now you can get real-time information on Great Lakes beach water quality advisories, weather and water conditions on your mobile phone with the myBeachCast app. The free smartphone application provides convenient, public access to swim advisories and other environmental information for more than 1,800 beaches in eight states. The myBeachCast app retrieves locational and advisory data for Great Lakes and inland lake beaches.
Viewer Tip: Download the myBeachCast Android app at beachcast.glin.net. A mobile-enhanced website, available from the Great Lakes Information Network, offers the same information for web viewers, iPhones and other mobile devices.
This information is provided by the Cranbrook Institute of Science. Learn more at science.cranbrook.edu.
Image courtesy of NASA.
The MyBeachCast mobile application was funded by the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Developed by the Great Lakes Commission and LimnoTech, it uses data provided by NOAA, GLOS, and the states of Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, as well as BeachGuard (Windsor Solutions).