KAWARTHA LAKES-The Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit provides weekly beach testing results for the City of Kawartha Lakes form June to the end of August.
Only two beaches are posted as unsafe for swimming this week.
Testing is based on the most recent test results from the provincial lab in Peterborough for water samples taken from these beaches. The Health Unit advises local residents to note:
- Beaches marked as ‘OPEN‘ are considered within the acceptable levels as set out in the Ontario government’s Beach Management Protocol.
- Beaches marked ‘POSTED” indicate bacterial levels in the water are higher than those considered acceptable as set out in the Ontario government’s Beach Management Protocol, making them unsafe for bathing.
Bexley Township Area
Blanchard’s Road Beach – OPEN
Beach Park – OPEN
Riverview Beach Park – OPEN
Eldon Township Area
Centennial Park West – POSTED
Omemee Beach – OPEN
Fenelon Falls Area
Birch Point – POSTED
Bond Street – OPEN
Sturgeon Point Beach – OPEN
Laxton Township Area
Head Lake – OPEN
Norland Bathing Area – OPEN
Mariposa Township Area
Valentia Beach (aka Sandbar Beach) – OPEN
Somerville Township Area
Burnt River Beach – Somerville – OPEN
Burnt River Four Mile Lake – OPEN
Verulam Township Area
Centennial Beach – OPEN
Verulam Recreational Park – OPEN
Photo courtesy: Oxford County Public Health