Sample date: May 29, 2016

Showers or thunderstorms ending late this evening then clearing. Wind west 20 km/h becoming light late this evening. Low 16.

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Feels like 28C

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Beach Sampling Begins

This page was reviewed or revised on Thursday, May 26, 2016 10:31 AM

Point Edward, ON - Lambton Public Health will begin beach sampling for the 2016 season on Monday, May 30, 2016. Sampling will occur weekly until Labour Day.

Beaches sampled on Lake Huron:

  • Grand Bend (north beach)
  • Grand Bend (south beach)
  • Pinery Provincial Park
  • Ipperwash Main beach
  • Highland Glen
  • Bright's Grove (including Mike Weir Park)
  • Canatara Park, Sarnia

While no sampling occurs along the St. Clair River, a caution sign advising of high bacteria levels following heavy rainfall has been permanently placed at:

  • Branton Cundick Park
  • Brander Park
  • Seager Park

Following a heavy rainfall, the water at area beaches may be temporarily polluted for up to 48 hours. Also, if the water has become cloudy due to wave activity, bacteria from the bottom may become suspended and increase the risk of illness.

Water quality information is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling the Beach Water Quality Information Line 519-383-3816, toll-free 1-800-667-1839 x 3816 or visit www.lambtonhealth.on.ca.

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Please contact:

Theresa Warren
Public Health Inspector
County of Lambton
519-383-8331 x 3576
theresa.warren@county-lambton.on.ca