Agate Bay

Two Harbours, Minnesota

Photo by: Dylan Neild

Agate Bay beach is a rocky shoreline near Two Harbours Lake Walk located to the northwest of the Breakwater and Lighthouse. There is plenty of parking at this location. Boaters will find a launch if you keep to the right as you travel south on 3rd Street and cross over Two Harbours Lake Walk.

WATER QUALITY
  • Failed to meet water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . 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

is sampled weekly from 1 June to 28 August

SOURCE INFORMATION

Minnesota Department of Health samples beaches weekly from May to September. When sample results are reported on the Beach Monitoring Program website, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper updates Swim Guide.

All recreational public beaches in Minnesota are tested weekly, typically from Memorial Day to Labor Day. High priority beaches may be monitored twice a week during the swimming season. Popular kayaking and canoe areas are also monitored during May and September-October. Minnesota beaches are posted when a single sample exceeds 235 E. coli / 100 ml or when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected over 30 days exceeds 130 E. coli / 100 ml.

In the USA, the Environmental Protection Agency has two sets of recommendations for freshwater and marine beaches. A single sample at a freshwater beach should not exceed 235 E. coli / 100 ml of water. A single sample at a marine beach should not exceed 104 Enterococci / 100 ml of water. The geometric mean of 5 samples from a freshwater beach should not exceed 126 E. coli / 100 ml of water. The geometric mean of 5 samples from a marine beach should not exceed 35 Enterococci / 100 ml of water. States may choose to use this standard or they may substitute a standard that is "as protective as" the EPA's recommendation. The Beach Act is the nation's primary beach protection law.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Agate Bay

Two Harbours, Minnesota

WATER QUALITY
  • Failed to meet water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . 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
Photo by: Dylan Neild

Agate Bay beach is a rocky shoreline near Two Harbours Lake Walk located to the northwest of the Breakwater and Lighthouse. There is plenty of parking at this location. Boaters will find a launch if you keep to the right as you travel south on 3rd Street and cross over Two Harbours Lake Walk.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

is sampled weekly from 1 June to 28 August

SOURCE INFORMATION

Minnesota Department of Health samples beaches weekly from May to September. When sample results are reported on the Beach Monitoring Program website, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper updates Swim Guide.

All recreational public beaches in Minnesota are tested weekly, typically from Memorial Day to Labor Day. High priority beaches may be monitored twice a week during the swimming season. Popular kayaking and canoe areas are also monitored during May and September-October. Minnesota beaches are posted when a single sample exceeds 235 E. coli / 100 ml or when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected over 30 days exceeds 130 E. coli / 100 ml.

In the USA, the Environmental Protection Agency has two sets of recommendations for freshwater and marine beaches. A single sample at a freshwater beach should not exceed 235 E. coli / 100 ml of water. A single sample at a marine beach should not exceed 104 Enterococci / 100 ml of water. The geometric mean of 5 samples from a freshwater beach should not exceed 126 E. coli / 100 ml of water. The geometric mean of 5 samples from a marine beach should not exceed 35 Enterococci / 100 ml of water. States may choose to use this standard or they may substitute a standard that is "as protective as" the EPA's recommendation. The Beach Act is the nation's primary beach protection law.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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