Temperatures are once again going to be hot this week, but there’s one local beach that’ll be closed to swimmers. Vancouver’s Kitsilano Beach is closed for swimming as a result of high E. coli levels.
“Kits Beach has been closed to swimming due to high E.coli levels”, reads a tweet put out by the Vancouver Park Board.
Kits Beach has been closed to swimming due to high E.coli levels. #VancouverCoastalHealth provides water quality reports and has advised of the latest sample counts. Visit https://t.co/j1IfzCmvRH… for details and respect signage placed at the beach. @VCHhealthcare
— Vancouver Park Board (@ParkBoard) July 27, 2019
Due to high levels of bacteria in the water, swimming or wading are not recommended at Kitsilano Beach.
Earlier this month, the Vancouver Park Board also announced that Trout Lake was closed to swimmers due to high E.coli levels.
Under current guidelines, less than 200 E.coli bacteria per 100 mL of water is recommended before swimming is safe.
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