Wilson's Bay

Cape Vincent, New York

Wilson's Bay is located in Cape Vincent, New York and faces Lake Ontario. Cape Vincent is a popular tourist destination because it is the location at which Lake Ontario becomes the St. Lawrence River. Wilson's Bay is a sandy beach that typically sees West/Southwest winds. There is usually a moderate amount of Cladophora algae at the beach which sometimes leads to spikes in E. coli levels. Swimmers are encouraged to check for the presence of Cladophora algae before swimming.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 27th, 2018. Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
8°C
Cloudy
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Wilson's Bay is sampled weekly from July 3rd to August 28th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Recreational public beaches in upstate New York are tested at least once every week typically from mid-June to September. Freshwater beaches in New York are posted when a single sample exceeds 235 E. coli / 100 ml or when the geometric mean of samples collected over a 30-day period exceeds 126 E. coli / 100 ml.

Chapter I of the State Sanitary Code Subpart 6-2 includes more criteria for freshwater quality, but most monitoring agencies rely on the E. coli standard.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Wilson's Bay

Cape Vincent, New York

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 27th, 2018. Upper St. Lawrence Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
8°C
Cloudy

Wilson's Bay is located in Cape Vincent, New York and faces Lake Ontario. Cape Vincent is a popular tourist destination because it is the location at which Lake Ontario becomes the St. Lawrence River. Wilson's Bay is a sandy beach that typically sees West/Southwest winds. There is usually a moderate amount of Cladophora algae at the beach which sometimes leads to spikes in E. coli levels. Swimmers are encouraged to check for the presence of Cladophora algae before swimming.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Wilson's Bay is sampled weekly from July 3rd to August 28th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Recreational public beaches in upstate New York are tested at least once every week typically from mid-June to September. Freshwater beaches in New York are posted when a single sample exceeds 235 E. coli / 100 ml or when the geometric mean of samples collected over a 30-day period exceeds 126 E. coli / 100 ml.

Chapter I of the State Sanitary Code Subpart 6-2 includes more criteria for freshwater quality, but most monitoring agencies rely on the E. coli standard.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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