Sharbot Lake

Sharbot Lake, Ontario

On Sharbot Lake there is a large public beach with beautiful sand and a playground for young kids. Known as an outstanding tourist region, Sharbot Lake is located 70 kilometers north of Kingston. The lake is about 15 kilometers long and consists of two bodies of water, upper and lower Sharbot.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Lake Ontario Waterkeeper 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
7°C
Clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Sharbot Lake is sampled monthly from June 26th to September 3rd

SOURCE INFORMATION

KFL&A Public Health staff monitor the water quality at municipally owned or operated public bathing beaches within the Kingston area in accordance with the Ontario Beach Management Guidance Document. Monitoring is done from early June until the end of August, and includes a visual inspection of beach conditions and testing for bacteria.

Beaches in the City of Kingston, the Loyalist Township, Frontenac Islands, South Frontenac and South Mills are sampled weekly. Beaches in North and Central Frontenac are sampled on a monthly basis because the historical data of the geometric mean and environmental surveys indicate that water quality has been consistently good for an entire bathing season.

KFL&A samples water at all sites for E.Coli. Beaches in Ontario are posted when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period exceeds 100 E. coli / 100 ml of water. A Ministry of the Environment procedure says that a clean beach is open at least 95% of the swimming season, even if it is near a sewage pipe.

Test results are expressed as E.coli cfu (colony forming units) per 100 ml.

A beach is marked Green when geometric mean of 5 samples results are equal or below 100 E.coli cfu/ 100 ML water.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean concentration (minimum of five samples) is equal to or above 100 E.coli cfu/ 100 ML water, according to Ontario’s water quality guidelines.

A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

Results are posted on the KFL&A Public Health website every Thursday. By subscribing to the Public Beach Updates on the KFL&A Public Health website, you can get email updates every time the website is updated with new sample results. Results are also available by contacting the KFL&A Environmental Health Unit at 613-549-1232, ext. 1441.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Sharbot Lake

Sharbot Lake, Ontario

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Lake Ontario Waterkeeper 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
7°C
Clear

On Sharbot Lake there is a large public beach with beautiful sand and a playground for young kids. Known as an outstanding tourist region, Sharbot Lake is located 70 kilometers north of Kingston. The lake is about 15 kilometers long and consists of two bodies of water, upper and lower Sharbot.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Sharbot Lake is sampled monthly from June 26th to September 3rd

SOURCE INFORMATION

KFL&A Public Health staff monitor the water quality at municipally owned or operated public bathing beaches within the Kingston area in accordance with the Ontario Beach Management Guidance Document. Monitoring is done from early June until the end of August, and includes a visual inspection of beach conditions and testing for bacteria.

Beaches in the City of Kingston, the Loyalist Township, Frontenac Islands, South Frontenac and South Mills are sampled weekly. Beaches in North and Central Frontenac are sampled on a monthly basis because the historical data of the geometric mean and environmental surveys indicate that water quality has been consistently good for an entire bathing season.

KFL&A samples water at all sites for E.Coli. Beaches in Ontario are posted when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period exceeds 100 E. coli / 100 ml of water. A Ministry of the Environment procedure says that a clean beach is open at least 95% of the swimming season, even if it is near a sewage pipe.

Test results are expressed as E.coli cfu (colony forming units) per 100 ml.

A beach is marked Green when geometric mean of 5 samples results are equal or below 100 E.coli cfu/ 100 ML water.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean concentration (minimum of five samples) is equal to or above 100 E.coli cfu/ 100 ML water, according to Ontario’s water quality guidelines.

A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

Results are posted on the KFL&A Public Health website every Thursday. By subscribing to the Public Beach Updates on the KFL&A Public Health website, you can get email updates every time the website is updated with new sample results. Results are also available by contacting the KFL&A Environmental Health Unit at 613-549-1232, ext. 1441.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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