Biinaagami is a multimedia, change-provoking initiative rooted in Indigenous knowledges. Through ceremony, mapping, inclusive storytelling, augmented reality, experiential learning, community water hubs and ecosystem restoration, Biinaagami aims to rebuild just and healthy relations between wildlife, people and place in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence watershed.
Met water quality standards less than 60% of the time
This status is based on the latest sample, take on August 9th, 2023
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 August 10th at 3:46 PM.
Columbia Park is sampled
Water Quality Graph:
About Columbia Park
The 1.6-acre park features a 40-foot bluff and waterfall, observation area and a 15-foot shale and sand shoreline. Parking is located on the south side of the Lake Road and Columbia Road intersection. The park closes at dusk.
Ohio County Health Departments sample most beaches from Memorial Day weekend to Labour Day weekend. Beaches on Lake Erie are sampled on a daily - weekly schedule depending on the beach. Swim Guide checks the Ohio BeachGuard System daily for E. coli postings and the Ohio EPA Harmful Algae Bloom advisory website for postings. http://epa.ohio.gov/habalgae.aspx
A beach is marked Green when a single sample shows enterococci counts below 235 units/ 100 ml of water.
A beach is marked Red when a single sample shows enterococci counts above 200 units/ 100 ml or when Harmful Algae Blooms are confirmed at the beach.
A beach is marked Grey when reliable or up-to-date information is not available.