Second Depot Lake, along with Third and Fourth Depot lake make up the Depot Lakes Conservation Area, a 3000 acre conservation park, north of the village of Verona. Depot Lakes is the largest conservation area in the entire Quinte Conservation watershed area. The beach on Second Depot Lake can be found in the day-use area, close to parking and the main office of the park. Water quality results for this beach are not currently available.
Ontario beaches are monitored according to the province's Beach Management Protocol. Municipal health authorities monitor most public beaches. Provincial park beaches are monitored by Ontario Parks. The Protocol says that authorities must check water quality at least weekly from June to Labour Day at beaches where there are formal swimming programs or lifeguards. Most municipalities do not actually begin sampling until mid June. 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. This rule applies to every place that is public, accessible, and feels like a good place to swim. When all else fails, the Ontario Environmental Protection Act strongly states that no one can interfere with the use that you can make of a public waterway - like swimming!
Second Depot Lake is not sampled.
The status of this beach is GRAY.
This means recent and/or reliable water quality information is unavailable. Please see the SOURCES section to the right for more information.
The status of this beach was last confirmed by Lake Ontario Waterkeeper on July 10, 2012 at 05:05:33 PM UTC.
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