Beach at Deep Cove closed due to high E.coli levels
The beach at Deep Cove has been closed due to high E.Coli levels.
“Deep Cove is currently closed to swimming and wading,” wrote Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) on Twitter.
Deep Cove is currently closed to swimming & wading. 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 https://t.co/2xfvFCIMVS pic.twitter.com/Vst1f5AQYe
— Vancouver Coastal Health (@VCHhealthcare) August 23, 2019
The Canadian Recreational Water Quality Guidelines recommend a level of less than 200 E.coli bacteria per 100 mL of water for swimming.
According to Vancouver Coastal Health, which conducts testing for Metro Vancouver’s Beach Water Quality Report, multiple samples from Deep Cove have tested over that threshold.
VCH says kayakers and stand-up paddleboarders should rinse off while using soap and clean water, and pay special attention to cuts or scrapes. They should also dry out their ears.
Swimsuits and towels should also be washed.
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