Deep Cove Beach Closed For Swimming Due To High E. Coli Levels

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On Thursday, Vancouver Coastal Health announced that North Vancouver’s Deep Cove beach is now closed for swimming as a result of high E. coli levels.

“Deep Cove is currently closed to swimming & wading” reads a tweet put out by Vancouver Coastal Health.

“Kayakers & SUP’ers: rinse off well using soap & clean water, paying special attention to any cuts or scrapes, & dry out your ears. Take a shower & wash swimsuits, towels etc”.

Under current guidelines, less than 400 E.coli bacteria per 100 mL of water is recommended before swimming is safe.

Water samples taken from the Deep Cove Beach show that current levels are as high as 5475 E. coli bacteria per 100 mL of water.

Just last month, the Vancouver Park Board closed Trout Lake and Kitsilano Beach to swimmers due to high E.coli levels.

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