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Jack Nowland collects a water sample at Clinch Beach in West Grand Traverse Bay as part of the Grand Traverse County beach monitoring program. Three water samples are collected weekly in 100 milliliter bottles at each of the public beaches on West and East bays and tested for e-coli at Nowland's SOS Analytical lab. The Grand Traverse Health Department issues weekly reports on e-coli levels.