Durham Region Beach Report

Test results for the week of July 24, 2017

Test results for the week of July 24 indicate that one beach has been posted as unsafe for swimming due to elevated bacteria levels, while the other has been posted due to the 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

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

POSTED

*Although Kinsmen Beach in Scugog is not posted for exceeding levels of E. coli, the Health Department has been advised by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change of the presence of a bloom of blue-green algae in water samples taken from the Kinsmen Beach area of Lake Scugog. As a precaution, a prior public advisory has been issued for the areas of Kinsmen Beach and to the south of the beach, while the Ministry continues testing for the toxin levels in the algae bloom.

**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.