Discovery Island


Discovery Island is located off the eastern side of Vancouver Island, approximately 4 kilometers east of Oak Bay Marina. The northern portion of the island forms part of the Discovery Island Indian Reserve 3 (Songhees First Nation), while the southern part of the island is the Discovery Island Marine Provincial Park, a popular destination for kayakers and campers. The park features a large field, pit toilet, picnic tables and a hiking trail.There is a lighthouse on the east side of the island at Sea Bird Point that marks the junction between the Haro and Juan de Fuca Straits. Strong currents and high winds are common around the island.

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU
  • Aucune donnée actuelle
  • Statut Actuel
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on Février 5th, 2017. Surfrider Foundation, Vancouver Island Chapter - BWYTF updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on à
Légende de qualité de l’eau:   
MÉTÉO ACTUELLE
10°C
Ciel peu nuageux, largement éclaircies
FRÉQUENCE DE SURVEILLANCE

Des analyses de l’eau de cette plage sont effectuées de 1 Janvier à 31 Décembre

SOURCES

Surfrider Vancouver Island’s Blue Water Task Force (BWTF) monitors 15 saltwater beaches and 4 freshwater beaches around Victoria, BC. Surfrider Vancouver Island volunteers collect and process water samples.

BWTF monitors sites around Victoria, BC year-round. Currently, BWTF is sampling (on average) 1 site every two weeks. They rotate the sites, so each one gets sampled on a regular basis, but they give priority to known or suspected problem sites.

Samples are typically collected on Saturdays, Sundays or Mondays, but Surfrider volunteers may collect samples on other days of the week depending on volunteer availability. Surfrider updates Swim Guide with new results as soon as test results become available, approximately 24-48 hours after sampling.

Surfrider’s BWTF utilizes the standardized EPA criteria of 104 MPN/100 mL for collecting and analyzing saltwater samples. The test results are expressed as Most Probable Number (MPN) of Enterococcus cfu (colony forming units) per 100 mL by using the IDEXX Quanti-Tray/2000 MPN Table.

Results are posted shortly after the lab results are available (approximately 24 hours after sample collection). Results will be communicated through the Swim Guide app and website. Results tables are also available on the Surfrider Foundation's Blue Water Task Force website at http://www.surfrider.org/blue-water-task-force/chapter/41.

A saltwater beach is marked Green when single sample results are under 104 Enterococci / 100 mL water.

A saltwater beach is marked Red when the results are equal to or above 104 Enterococci / 100 mL water. If a sample exceeds the standard, the site is given priority for re-testing.

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

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU

Discovery Island


QUALITÉ DE L’EAU
  • Aucune donnée actuelle
  • Statut Actuel
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on Février 5th, 2017. Surfrider Foundation, Vancouver Island Chapter - BWYTF updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on à
Légende de qualité de l’eau:   
MÉTÉO ACTUELLE
10°C
Ciel peu nuageux, largement éclaircies

Discovery Island is located off the eastern side of Vancouver Island, approximately 4 kilometers east of Oak Bay Marina. The northern portion of the island forms part of the Discovery Island Indian Reserve 3 (Songhees First Nation), while the southern part of the island is the Discovery Island Marine Provincial Park, a popular destination for kayakers and campers. The park features a large field, pit toilet, picnic tables and a hiking trail.There is a lighthouse on the east side of the island at Sea Bird Point that marks the junction between the Haro and Juan de Fuca Straits. Strong currents and high winds are common around the island.

FRÉQUENCE DE SURVEILLANCE

Des analyses de l’eau de cette plage sont effectuées de 1 Janvier à 31 Décembre

SOURCES

Surfrider Vancouver Island’s Blue Water Task Force (BWTF) monitors 15 saltwater beaches and 4 freshwater beaches around Victoria, BC. Surfrider Vancouver Island volunteers collect and process water samples.

BWTF monitors sites around Victoria, BC year-round. Currently, BWTF is sampling (on average) 1 site every two weeks. They rotate the sites, so each one gets sampled on a regular basis, but they give priority to known or suspected problem sites.

Samples are typically collected on Saturdays, Sundays or Mondays, but Surfrider volunteers may collect samples on other days of the week depending on volunteer availability. Surfrider updates Swim Guide with new results as soon as test results become available, approximately 24-48 hours after sampling.

Surfrider’s BWTF utilizes the standardized EPA criteria of 104 MPN/100 mL for collecting and analyzing saltwater samples. The test results are expressed as Most Probable Number (MPN) of Enterococcus cfu (colony forming units) per 100 mL by using the IDEXX Quanti-Tray/2000 MPN Table.

Results are posted shortly after the lab results are available (approximately 24 hours after sample collection). Results will be communicated through the Swim Guide app and website. Results tables are also available on the Surfrider Foundation's Blue Water Task Force website at http://www.surfrider.org/blue-water-task-force/chapter/41.

A saltwater beach is marked Green when single sample results are under 104 Enterococci / 100 mL water.

A saltwater beach is marked Red when the results are equal to or above 104 Enterococci / 100 mL water. If a sample exceeds the standard, the site is given priority for re-testing.

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

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU



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