Four beaches listed unsafe in Brock, Clarington and Scugog

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Published August 11, 2023 at 12:46 pm

The weekly beach report is in with four beaches listed as unsafe due to high bacteria levels.

The Durham Region Health Department tests for E. coli in all its waterfront every week throughout the summer. They post a beach as unsafe if there is 200 E. coli per 100 ml of water.

This week the four beaches with too much E. coli are;

  • Beaverton North and Beaverton South (Brock)
  • Bowmanville East (Clarington), and
  • Kinsmen Beach (Scugog)

Kinsmen Beach has also been under a blue-green algae advisory throughout the summer.

However, most beaches are still safe including;

  • Heydenshore Park and Iroquois Beach (Whitby)
  • Lakeview Beach East and
  • Lakeview Beach West (Oshawa)
  • Newcastle Beach Central (Clarington)
  • Paradise Beach (Ajax)
  • Thorah Centennial Park (Brock)
  • Bowmanville West (Clarington)
  • Frenchman’s Bay East and Frenchman’s Bay West (Pickering)
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