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September 26, 2014

 

Please note: Seasonal recreational water sampling for 2014 is now over. Please check back in May 2015 for updated recreational water reports.  For additional information, please contact your local Health Protection Office.

 

Recreational water quality: Current conditions for beaches in Fraser Health

Public Beaches are monitored for physical hazards and sources of contamination. Regular water samples are collected during the spring and summer months, to monitor the bacteriological quality of the water to determine whether or not a beach is in compliance with the "Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality."

Beach operators are directed to post warning signs if the beach conditions are considered unsatisfactory for physical, chemical, or biological reasons.

Definitions

Primary Contact Area:A primary contact area as defined in the “Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality” is where the whole body or the face and trunk are frequently immersed or the face is frequently wetted by spray, and where it is likely that some water will be swallowed. This includes swimming, surfing, waterskiing, whitewater canoeing/rafting/kayaking, windsurfing or subsurface diving.

▲ Satisfactory - Geometric mean of less than or equal to 200 E.coli bacteria / 100ml.

▲ Unsatisfactory - Geometric mean of greater than 200 E.coli bacteria / 100ml. Swimming is not recommended.

Secondary Contact AreaA secondary contact area as defined in the “Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality” is where activities in which only the limbs are regularly wetted and in which greater contact (including swallowing water) is unusual. This would include activities such as rowing, sailing, canoe touring, fishing etc. Showering and hand washing after direct contact with water is recommended.

▲ Satisfactory - Geometric mean of less than or equal to 1000 E.coli bacteria / 100ml

▲ Unsatisfactory - Geometric mean of greater than 1000 E.coli bacteria / 100ml. Direct contact with water is not recommended.

Frequently asked questions

For more information, visit our Recreational Water Quality Frequently Asked Questions.

 

Abbotsford, Mission, Chilliwack, and Hope areas
Primary Contact areas

Name of Beach Condition Geometric Mean Indicator Unsatisfactory Condition based on:
Albert Dyck Lake – Dock (west end) ▲ Satisfactory 16 E.coli As of August 28
Albert Dyck Lake – Public Beach (east end) ▲ Satisfactory 30 E.coli As of August 28
Camp Luther Beach ▲ Satisfactory 111 E.coli As of August 28
Cultus Lake – Entrance Bay Beach ▲ Satisfactory 11 E.coli As of August 28
Cultus Lake – Main Beach ▲ Satisfactory 7 E.coli As of August 28
Cultus Lake – Maple Bay Beach ▲ Satisfactory 8 E.coli As of August 28
Cultus Lake – Spring Bay Beach ▲ Satisfactory 9 E.coli As of August 28
Cultus Lake – United Church Camp Beach ▲ Satisfactory 8 E.coli As of August 28
Harrison Bay Beach – Cabin Dock ▲ Satisfactory 7 E.coli As of August 28
Harrison Lake Beach – Left of the Lagoon ▲ Satisfactory 34 E.coli As of August 28
Harrison Lake Lagoon – Centre ▲ Satisfactory 98 E.coli As of August 28
Harrison Lake Lagoon – East ▲ Satisfactory 53 E.coli As of August 28
Harrison Lake Lagoon - West ▲ Satisfactory 55 E.coli As of August 28
Hayward Lake Beach ▲ Satisfactory 32 E.coli As of August 28
Hope Public Beach – Kawkawa Lake ▲ Satisfactory 8 E.coli
Lake Erroch Beach – Erroch Place Road ▲ Satisfactory 36 E.coli As of September 5
Lake of the Woods Beach – Highway Stop ▲ Satisfactory 5 E.coli
Nielson Park Beach ▲ Satisfactory E.coli Insufficient samples
Rolley Lake Provincial Park Beach ▲ Satisfactory 9 E.coli
Sasquatch Provincial Park – Deer Lake – Lakeside Dock ▲ Satisfactory 6 E.coli As of August 28
Sasquatch Provincial Park – Green Point Picnic Area – Harrison Lake ▲ Satisfactory 10 E.coli As of August 28
Sasquatch Provincial Park – Hicks Lake Day Use Beach ▲ Satisfactory 6 E.coli As of August 28
Sheltered Cove Beach ▲ Satisfactory 52 E.coli As of August 28



Burnaby, Belcarra, Anmore, Port Moody, and Maple Ridge
Primary Contact areas

Name of Beach Condition Geometric Mean Indicator Unsatisfactory Condition based on:
Barnet Marine Park Beach ▲ Satisfactory 13 E.coli
Bedwell Bay
▲ Satisfactory 16 E.coli
Belcarra Park ▲ Satisfactory 14 E.coli
Buntzen Lake – North Beach – End of Dock ▲ Satisfactory
E.coli Insufficient samples
Buntzen Lake – South Beach – Centre ▲ Satisfactory 9 E.coli As of August 28
Buntzen Lake – South Beach – Dog Area ▲ Satisfactory 6 E.coli As of August 28
Buntzen Lake – South Beach – East End ▲ Satisfactory 8 E.coli As of August 28
Buntzen Lake – South Beach – Floating Bridge ▲ Satisfactory 13 E.coli As of August 28
Buntzen Lake – South Beach - West ▲ Satisfactory 8 E.coli As of August 28
Davidson Pool Beach ▲ Satisfactory 64 E.coli
Golden Ears Provincial Park – Campground Beach North ▲ Satisfactory 7 E.coli As of August 25
Golden Ears Provincial Park – Campground Beach South ▲ Satisfactory 5 E.coli As of August 25
Golden Ears Provincial Park – Day Beach North ▲ Satisfactory 5 E.coli As of August 25
Golden Ears Provincial Park – Day Beach South ▲ Satisfactory 6 E.coli As of August 25
Old Orchard Park Beach ▲ Satisfactory 30 E.coli
White Pine Beach – Family Beach ▲ Satisfactory 14 E.coli
White Pine Beach – Main Beach ▲ Satisfactory 11 E.coli
White Pine Beach – Sasamat Outdoor Centre ▲ Satisfactory 11 E.coli
White Pine Beach – Swim Dock ▲ Satisfactory 10 E.coli
Whonnock Lake Beach – West Beach ▲ Satisfactory 7 E.coli
Whonnock Lake Beach ▲ Satisfactory 5 E.coli

Burnaby, Belcarra, Anmore, Port Moody, and Maple Ridge
Secondary Contact area


Name of Beach Condition Geometric Mean Indicator Unsatisfactory Condition based on:
Rocky Point Park Beach Satisfactory
for Secondary
Activities ONLY

Swimming Not Recommended
39 E.coli



Delta, Surrey, and White Rock

Primary Contact areas

Name of Beach Condition Geometric Mean Indicator Unsatisfactory Condition based on:
Centennial Beach – Boat Launch ▲ Satisfactory 18 E.coli
Crescent Beach ▲ Satisfactory 25 E.coli
Crescent Beach – North ▲ Satisfactory 23 E.coli
White Rock Beach ▲ Satisfactory 22 E.coli

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