Cochin Public Beach at Jackfish Lake


A very large lake with lots of recreational potential. A majority of the shoreline is developed with residential properties, most of which have private docks and boats. Despite the high residential and recreational use, boating activity does not impede beach enjoyment because of the large size of the lake. The beach is comprised of medium grain golden sand mixed with a few small pebbles and twigs. There is ample parking surrounding the public beach, and the lot opens directly onto the beach area.

The water is extremely clear, and only a few patches of weeds were visible a couple of meters out after which the water gets deeper quite abruptly. Small amounts of grasses and wood wash up along the shoreline on some stretches of beach. There is no designated swimming area and all swimming is unsupervised. No pets allowed on the beach.

The beach opens up to a large grassy park with picnic tables and benches. There are a few trees and shrubs but all tables are in close proximity to one another. This area has change houses, as well as trash and outhouse facilities. The beach is separated from the park by concrete barriers. The park has a large playground for children and it is visible from the beach. The south end of the beach has a public boat launch and a small dock for public use. Just past the boat launch there is a small pier that is also accessible to the public.

WATER QUALITY
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  • Current Status
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CURRENT WEATHER
2°C
Clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Cochin Public Beach at Jackfish Lake is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Health monitors freshwater beaches across the province of Saskatchewan. Water samples at this beach are processed by the Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory.

Beaches are monitored at varying frequencies for E. Coli and cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) from the end of June to the end of August. There are weekly reports on the beaches’ recreational water quality results posted on the Healthy Beach Program website from July to early September.

Water quality is monitored in accordance with the Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality under Saskatchewan’s Healthy Beach Program.

The levels of E. coli are measured using the most probable number methodology. High levels of E. coli can indicate faecal contamination, which poses human health risks for gastrointestinal illnesses, as well as ear, nose, and throat infections. In accordance with the guidelines, a beach is marked green when a single sample result is less than 400 E. coli organisms in 100 milliliters of water or the geometric mean of five samples is less than or equal to 200 E. coli per 100 milliliters of water. A beach is marked red when a single sample results has greater than 400 E. coli per 100 ml of water.

The Government of Saskatchewan advises to avoid swimming and in-water activities during water quality advisories. There will be warning signs at the beaches with poor water quality results until the risk to public health is resolved.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Cochin Public Beach at Jackfish Lake


WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
2°C
Clear

A very large lake with lots of recreational potential. A majority of the shoreline is developed with residential properties, most of which have private docks and boats. Despite the high residential and recreational use, boating activity does not impede beach enjoyment because of the large size of the lake. The beach is comprised of medium grain golden sand mixed with a few small pebbles and twigs. There is ample parking surrounding the public beach, and the lot opens directly onto the beach area.

The water is extremely clear, and only a few patches of weeds were visible a couple of meters out after which the water gets deeper quite abruptly. Small amounts of grasses and wood wash up along the shoreline on some stretches of beach. There is no designated swimming area and all swimming is unsupervised. No pets allowed on the beach.

The beach opens up to a large grassy park with picnic tables and benches. There are a few trees and shrubs but all tables are in close proximity to one another. This area has change houses, as well as trash and outhouse facilities. The beach is separated from the park by concrete barriers. The park has a large playground for children and it is visible from the beach. The south end of the beach has a public boat launch and a small dock for public use. Just past the boat launch there is a small pier that is also accessible to the public.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Cochin Public Beach at Jackfish Lake is not sampled

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Saskatchewan Ministry of Health monitors freshwater beaches across the province of Saskatchewan. Water samples at this beach are processed by the Roy Romanow Provincial Laboratory.

Beaches are monitored at varying frequencies for E. Coli and cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) from the end of June to the end of August. There are weekly reports on the beaches’ recreational water quality results posted on the Healthy Beach Program website from July to early September.

Water quality is monitored in accordance with the Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality under Saskatchewan’s Healthy Beach Program.

The levels of E. coli are measured using the most probable number methodology. High levels of E. coli can indicate faecal contamination, which poses human health risks for gastrointestinal illnesses, as well as ear, nose, and throat infections. In accordance with the guidelines, a beach is marked green when a single sample result is less than 400 E. coli organisms in 100 milliliters of water or the geometric mean of five samples is less than or equal to 200 E. coli per 100 milliliters of water. A beach is marked red when a single sample results has greater than 400 E. coli per 100 ml of water.

The Government of Saskatchewan advises to avoid swimming and in-water activities during water quality advisories. There will be warning signs at the beaches with poor water quality results until the risk to public health is resolved.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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