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Durham Region Beach Report

Test results for the week of August 8, 2017

Test results for the week of August 8 indicate that two beaches have been posted as unsafe for swimming due to elevated bacteria levels, while another has been posted due to the potential presence of blue-green algae.

Municipality

Beach

OPEN/POSTED

Ajax

Pickering Beach

OPEN

Brock

Beaverton North Beach

OPEN

Beaverton South Beach

OPEN

Thorah Centennial Park

OPEN

Clarington

Bowmanville East

OPEN

Bowmanville West

OPEN

Newcastle Beach Central

OPEN

Oshawa

Lakeview Beach East

POSTED

Lakeview Beach West

NOT TESTED**

Pickering

Frenchman's Bay East

OPEN

Frenchman's Bay West

OPEN

Scugog

Kinsmen Beach

POSTED*

Uxbridge

Elgin Pond

OPEN

Whitby

Whitby Beach

POSTED

*Although Kinsmen Beach in Scugog is not posted for exceeding levels of E. coli, the Health Department is still evaluating the risk associated with a bloom of blue-green algae. As a precaution, water quality advisory signs are posted for the Kinsmen Beach area.

**Due to safety reasons created by the high water levels in Lake Ontario, the Health Department will delay beach sampling at Lakeview Beach West. Over the coming weeks, the Health Department will continue to monitor lake levels in this area and begin normal sampling when the area is deemed safe to access.