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Stay out of the water at Niagara’s Nelles, Sunset and Waverly (Aug. 17)

Niagara's public beaches are regularly tested for bacteria to ensure the water is safe for swimming. Torstar file photo

Heading to the seaside? You’ll need to keep out of the water at Nelles, Sundown and Waverly as of Aug. 17 at 7 a.m. Right here’s the newest seaside water high quality report from Niagara Area Public Well being:

  • Bernard Avenue Seaside in Fort Erie (1 Bernard Avenue) examined secure for swimming on August 11
  • Casablanca Seaside in Grimsby (565 North Service Street) examined secure for swimming on August 11
  • Centennial Park Seaside in Port Colborne (2767 Vimy Street) examined secure for swimming on August 11
  • Charles Daley Park Seaside in Lincoln (1969 North Service Street) examined secure for swimming on August 15
  • Crescent Seaside in Fort Erie (1199 Edgemere Lane) examined secure for swimming on August 10
  • Crystal Seaside in Ridgeway (4155 Erie Street) examined secure for swimming on August 15
  • Elco Seaside in Port Colborne (Shore Line Drive) examined secure for swimming on August 15
  • Fifty Level Conservation Space Seaside in Hamilton (1479 Baseline Street) examined secure for swimming on August 15
  • Lake Erie Seaside in Wainfleet (12463 Lakeshore Street) examined secure for swimming on August 12
  • Lakeside Seaside in St. Catharines (1 Lakeport Street) examined secure for swimming on August 15
  • Lengthy Seaside in Wainfleet (Augustine Street) examined secure for swimming on August 12
  • Nelles Seaside in Grimsby (91 Lake Avenue) examined unsafe for swimming on August 16
  • Nickel Seaside in Port Colborne (69 Lake Street) examined secure for swimming on August 15
  • Queen’s Royal Seaside in Niagara-on-the-Lake (45 Entrance Avenue) examined secure for swimming on August 15
  • Reebs Bay Seaside in Wainfleet (607 Lakeshore Street #621) examined secure for swimming on August 10
  • Sherkston Quarry Seaside in Port Colborne (Seaside View EWS) examined secure for swimming on August 15
  • Sundown Seaside in St. Catharines (1 Lombardy Avenue) examined unsafe for swimming on August 15
  • Waverly Seaside in Fort Erie (271 Helena Avenue) examined unsafe for swimming on August 2
  • Wyldewood Seaside in Port Colborne (Alfies Lane) examined secure for swimming on August 15

Throughout the summer season, Niagara Area Public Well being displays E. coli ranges at 19 public seashores. Water is taken into account unsafe for swimming when one pattern incorporates 400 or extra E. coli micro organism per 100 millilitres, or the geometric imply of 5 samples is 200 or extra, in line with public well being pointers from the Ontario Ministry of Well being and Lengthy-Time period Care.

Gathering, transporting and testing seaside water for E. coli can take a day or extra, so the newest out there knowledge might not replicate present situations on the seaside. Swimming shouldn’t be beneficial when it’s raining, the water is wavy or cloudy, there are many birds, or for 2 days after a giant storm.

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Consuming E. coli could cause critical sickness, together with abdomen cramps, diarrhea and vomiting. When excessive ranges of the micro organism are detected it’s extra possible that different dangerous organisms are current as effectively, together with people who trigger pores and skin rashes and eye, ear, nostril and throat infections.

A seaside may additionally be thought-about unsafe for swimming resulting from climate situations, runoff, air pollution, spills, smells, rubbish, sharp particles and useless fish. As well as, public seashores are monitored for blue-green algae, which will be extremely poisonous to people, canine and different animals.

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This story is robotically generated at 7 a.m. and up to date hourly till 5 p.m. as new knowledge change into out there from Niagara Area Public Well being.

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