Durham Region Beach Report

Test results for the week of August 28, 2017

Test results for the week of August 28 indicate that two beaches are posted for elevated bacteria levels, a third posted for elevated bacteria levels and the potential presence of blue-green algae, the fourth for heavy algae growth. This report represents the Health Department’s final update for the 2017 summer season.

Municipality

Beach

OPEN/POSTED

Ajax

Pickering Beach

OPEN

Brock

Beaverton North Beach

POSTED

Beaverton South Beach

POSTED

Thorah Centennial Park

OPEN

Clarington

Bowmanville East

OPEN

Bowmanville West

OPEN

Newcastle Beach Central

POSTED***

Oshawa

Lakeview Beach East

OPEN

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

OPEN

*Kinsmen Beach in Scugog is posted for exceeding levels of E. coli and also, as a precaution, water quality advisory signs are posted for the Kinsmen Beach area due to the potential presence of blue-green algae.

**Due to safety reasons created by the high water levels in Lake Ontario, the Health Department did not conducted beach sampling at Lakeview Beach West during the 2017 season.

*** Newcastle Beach in Clarington has been posted for heavy algae growth.