PORT MOODY (NEWS 1130) – Stay out of the water if you plan on visiting one of the beaches on Sasamat Lake in Belcarra.
Fraser Health has issued a “no swimming” advisory for White Pine Beach – North because E. coli levels have exceeded the safe level, according to its latest report posted on July 24.
Stay out of the water if you plan on visiting Sasamat Lake in Belcarra.
Fraser Health has issued a "no swimming" advisory for White Pine Beach – North because e. coli levels have exceeded the safe level.@NEWS1130 pic.twitter.com/j8EXrdAtk2
— Amanda Wawryk (@AmandaWawryk) July 27, 2020
An unsatisfactory level of E.coli in the water is defined as when “Geometric mean of greater than 200 E.coli bacteria / 100ml, and/or a series of single sample results that exceed a maximum of 400 E.coli bacteria / 100ml and an assessment of the beach conditions has been done by Fraser Health,” the health authority’s website explains.
It’s under these conditions that swimming and other water activities are not recommended. TheReporting Beach Samples for Fraser Health Website July 24 2020
The health authority says the three other parts of the beach along Sasamat Lake are OK for swimming.
Meanwhile, virtually all the beaches in the Vancouver Coastal Health region are good for swimming. There is currently only one advisory issued by VCH for Snug Cove Beach on Bowen Island.
Fancy a cool dip in the ocean? Here’s a sample of some of the latest water quality tests from @VCHhealthcare. Beaches generally close for swimming if E.coli/100 mL exceeds 200. English Bay at 174, Sunset 106 and Trout Lake 91. @CityNewsVAN @BT_Vancouver @NEWS1130 @ParkBoard pic.twitter.com/1n38i3QGpd
— John Streit (@johnrstreit) July 26, 2020