Jordan River is a small settlement on the west coast of Vancouver Island, located approximately 70 kilometers west of Victoria. It was originally a logging camp, dating back to the 1880s and today, the area forests are still managed by Western Forest Products. The Capital Regional District (CRD) acquired approximately 180 hectares of land from Western Forest Products in 2010 and established Jordan River Park along coastal sections. At “the Point” on the east side of Jordan River bridge, the park includes a small campground, as well as public washrooms and a parking area. Jordan River is a popular spot among surfers, especially in the winter months when winter storms produce large ocean swells. There is also a hydroelectric generating station at Jordan River, located approximately 10 kilometers upstream from the shoreline at Diversion Dam. The campground at the Point has been recently closed due to seismic concerns at the dam. Access to Jordan River is by Highway 14/West Coast Road, west of Sooke. Parking is available in the gravel parking lot or along the road.

The sampling location at Jordan River is at the rivermouth, on the east side of the bridge.

WATER QUALITY
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  • Current Status
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CURRENT WEATHER
11°C
Clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Jordan River is sampled from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

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.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . 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 at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
11°C
Clear

Jordan River is a small settlement on the west coast of Vancouver Island, located approximately 70 kilometers west of Victoria. It was originally a logging camp, dating back to the 1880s and today, the area forests are still managed by Western Forest Products. The Capital Regional District (CRD) acquired approximately 180 hectares of land from Western Forest Products in 2010 and established Jordan River Park along coastal sections. At “the Point” on the east side of Jordan River bridge, the park includes a small campground, as well as public washrooms and a parking area. Jordan River is a popular spot among surfers, especially in the winter months when winter storms produce large ocean swells. There is also a hydroelectric generating station at Jordan River, located approximately 10 kilometers upstream from the shoreline at Diversion Dam. The campground at the Point has been recently closed due to seismic concerns at the dam. Access to Jordan River is by Highway 14/West Coast Road, west of Sooke. Parking is available in the gravel parking lot or along the road.

The sampling location at Jordan River is at the rivermouth, on the east side of the bridge.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Jordan River is sampled from January 1st to December 31st

SOURCE INFORMATION

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.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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