Brooks Ferry Landing

Deseronto, Ontario

This swimming area is inside Hay Bay, an area more protected than the open waters of Lake Ontario. You can generally expect less wind and wave action here.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • No data available

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample. Lake Ontario Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available.
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Current Weather
22°C
Mostly clear
Monitoring Frequency

Brooks Ferry Landing is not sampled

Source Information

KFL&A Public Health monitors recreational water quality at sites in this region. Sampling season starts mid-June and ends Labour Day Weekend.

Water at all sites is sampled for E. coli and Total coliform at all sites. KFL&A Public Health issues beach advisories when the geometric mean concentration of at least five samples is at least 200 E. coli / 100 mL of water or when a single sample is at least 400 E. coli / 100 mL of water. This guideline comes from Canada’s Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality (2012). It is applied to beaches in Ontario in accordance with Ontario’s Recreational Water Protocol, 2018.Prior to 2018 beaches in Ontario were posted when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period exceeded 100 E. coli / 100 mL of water. Water samples are collected weekly. Results are posted to Swim Guide as soon as lab results are available. They are also available at https://www.kflaph.ca/en/healthy-living/public-beach-listings.aspx. In Swim Guide, a beach is marked Green when the geometric mean of at least 5 samples is below 200 E.coli / 100 mL water and each individual sample concentration is below 400 E.coli/100 mL. A beach is marked Red when the results are equal to or above a geometric mean of 200 E.coli / 100 mL water and/or 400 E.coli / 100 mL. A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.DISCLAIMER:Historical data from 2017 and prior reflect the previous Ontario standard of a geometric mean of ≤ 100 E. coli /100 mL. Historical data from 2018 onward reflect the new Ontario Operational Approaches for Recreational Water Guideline, 2018: Geometric mean concentration ≤ 200 E. coli/ 100 mL and single-sample maximum concentration of ≤ 400 E. coli /100 mL.The City of Kingston has combined sewers monitored by Utilities Kingston.Try to avoid contact with the water for 48 hours after a rainfall event. To view Utilities Kingston’s live combined sewer overflow monitoring data, visit: https://utilitieskingston.com/Wastewater/SewerOverflow/Map.

Water Quality Graph

Brooks Ferry Landing

Deseronto, Ontario

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample. Lake Ontario Waterkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
22°C
Mostly clear

This swimming area is inside Hay Bay, an area more protected than the open waters of Lake Ontario. You can generally expect less wind and wave action here.

Monitoring Frequency

Brooks Ferry Landing is not sampled

Source Information

KFL&A Public Health monitors recreational water quality at sites in this region. Sampling season starts mid-June and ends Labour Day Weekend.

Water at all sites is sampled for E. coli and Total coliform at all sites. KFL&A Public Health issues beach advisories when the geometric mean concentration of at least five samples is at least 200 E. coli / 100 mL of water or when a single sample is at least 400 E. coli / 100 mL of water. This guideline comes from Canada’s Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality (2012). It is applied to beaches in Ontario in accordance with Ontario’s Recreational Water Protocol, 2018.Prior to 2018 beaches in Ontario were posted when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period exceeded 100 E. coli / 100 mL of water. Water samples are collected weekly. Results are posted to Swim Guide as soon as lab results are available. They are also available at https://www.kflaph.ca/en/healthy-living/public-beach-listings.aspx. In Swim Guide, a beach is marked Green when the geometric mean of at least 5 samples is below 200 E.coli / 100 mL water and each individual sample concentration is below 400 E.coli/100 mL. A beach is marked Red when the results are equal to or above a geometric mean of 200 E.coli / 100 mL water and/or 400 E.coli / 100 mL. A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.DISCLAIMER:Historical data from 2017 and prior reflect the previous Ontario standard of a geometric mean of ≤ 100 E. coli /100 mL. Historical data from 2018 onward reflect the new Ontario Operational Approaches for Recreational Water Guideline, 2018: Geometric mean concentration ≤ 200 E. coli/ 100 mL and single-sample maximum concentration of ≤ 400 E. coli /100 mL.The City of Kingston has combined sewers monitored by Utilities Kingston.Try to avoid contact with the water for 48 hours after a rainfall event. To view Utilities Kingston’s live combined sewer overflow monitoring data, visit: https://utilitieskingston.com/Wastewater/SewerOverflow/Map.

Water Quality Graph

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