Kalmo Beach

Val Caron, Ontario

Follow Sandy Beach Road to find Kalmo Beach in Val Caron. Kalmo is a swimming and boating beach surrounded by trees, paths and parkland. Kalmo Beach provides lifeguards between 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. from June 23 to August 19. Kalmo Beach is located on the freshwater of Whitson Lake. Near this beach is Kalmo Park Conservation Area which offers a boat launch and campground. There are some amenities available at Kalmo Beach such as changeroom and washroom facilities, but there is currently no snack bar thus people are advised to bring enough food and water for the day. Parking is free.

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 13th, 2019. Swim Drink Fish Canada - Great Lakes Guide 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
16°C
Clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Kalmo Beach is sampled weekly from June 1st to August 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Sudbury District Health Unit samples beaches weekly from June to the end of August. Official sampling results are unavailable for this region. The beaches are monitored, but actual sampling schedule and the sample results are unknown. Sampling dates and results are necessary for Lake Ontario Waterkeeper to enter the data into Swim Guide.

Swimming advisories with dates are shared with the public on Swim Guide. If no advisory has been made, it is most likely that those beaches have passed standards for swimming. However, because we cannot specify a sample date or confirm the result we are unfortunately unable to update Swim Guide with data.

Sudbury & District Health Unit posts on their website results from most recent samples. Please visit https://www.sdhu.com/health-topics-programs/water/beaches-splash-pads-pools-spas/beach-water-testing-results for the latest information.

As of 2018, Ontario beaches are following the Operational Approaches for Recreational Water Guideline, 2018, and the Recreational Water Protocol, 2018, for geometric mean and single-sample maximum parameters. These are now equivalent to those set out in the Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality – Third Edition, 2012:

Geometric mean concentration (minimum of five samples): ≤ 200 E. coli/100 mL.
Single-sample maximum concentration: ≤ 400 E. coli/100 mL.

(These values replace the previous, more stringent Ontario standard: a geometric mean of ≤ 100 E. coli/100 mL.)

A beach is marked Green when when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period is below 200 E. coli / 100 ml of water and the single sample value is below 400 E.coli/100mL. A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period exceeds 200 E. coli / 100 ml of water and/or exceeds the single sample value of 400 E.coli/100mL. A beach is marked Grey when reliable or up-to-date information is not available.

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.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Kalmo Beach

Val Caron, 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 August 13th, 2019. Swim Drink Fish Canada - Great Lakes Guide 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
16°C
Clear

Follow Sandy Beach Road to find Kalmo Beach in Val Caron. Kalmo is a swimming and boating beach surrounded by trees, paths and parkland. Kalmo Beach provides lifeguards between 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. from June 23 to August 19. Kalmo Beach is located on the freshwater of Whitson Lake. Near this beach is Kalmo Park Conservation Area which offers a boat launch and campground. There are some amenities available at Kalmo Beach such as changeroom and washroom facilities, but there is currently no snack bar thus people are advised to bring enough food and water for the day. Parking is free.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Kalmo Beach is sampled weekly from June 1st to August 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Sudbury District Health Unit samples beaches weekly from June to the end of August. Official sampling results are unavailable for this region. The beaches are monitored, but actual sampling schedule and the sample results are unknown. Sampling dates and results are necessary for Lake Ontario Waterkeeper to enter the data into Swim Guide.

Swimming advisories with dates are shared with the public on Swim Guide. If no advisory has been made, it is most likely that those beaches have passed standards for swimming. However, because we cannot specify a sample date or confirm the result we are unfortunately unable to update Swim Guide with data.

Sudbury & District Health Unit posts on their website results from most recent samples. Please visit https://www.sdhu.com/health-topics-programs/water/beaches-splash-pads-pools-spas/beach-water-testing-results for the latest information.

As of 2018, Ontario beaches are following the Operational Approaches for Recreational Water Guideline, 2018, and the Recreational Water Protocol, 2018, for geometric mean and single-sample maximum parameters. These are now equivalent to those set out in the Guidelines for Canadian Recreational Water Quality – Third Edition, 2012:

Geometric mean concentration (minimum of five samples): ≤ 200 E. coli/100 mL.
Single-sample maximum concentration: ≤ 400 E. coli/100 mL.

(These values replace the previous, more stringent Ontario standard: a geometric mean of ≤ 100 E. coli/100 mL.)

A beach is marked Green when when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period is below 200 E. coli / 100 ml of water and the single sample value is below 400 E.coli/100mL. A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period exceeds 200 E. coli / 100 ml of water and/or exceeds the single sample value of 400 E.coli/100mL. A beach is marked Grey when reliable or up-to-date information is not available.

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.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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