Coles Bay

North Saanich, British Columbia
Mis à jour par The Swim Guide

CURRENT STATUS:
We have no current data available for this beach. It was last sampled on August 27, 2015 and showed low levels of Enterococci.

Please always obey any posted signage or advisories.

WATER QUALITY HISTORY:

Please be aware that results from August 24, 2015 showed 59 Enterococci/100ml indicating that there may be an increased health risk to swimmers. Please always obey any posted signage or advisories.

BEACH INFO:
Coles Bay is located on the western shore of the Saanich Peninsula and borders lush forest perfect for exploring. To fully enjoy the beautiful area, beach shoes may be a good idea as the beach is rocky and barnacle-covered. Swimming, beachcombing at low tide and seal-spotting can be enjoyed here. Picnic areas and washroom facilities are available.

Coles Bay is sampled monthly from May to September.

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU
  • Qualité de l’eau était satisfaisante dans 95 % des cas
  • Statut Historique
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Swim Guide 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
26°C
Largement éclaircies
FRÉQUENCE DE SURVEILLANCE

Des analyses de l’eau de cette plage sont effectuées tous les mois de 19 Mai à 7 Septembre

SOURCES

Approximately 100 beaches are monitored by Island Health (Vancouver Island Health Authority). Island Health is split into three service delivery areas: North (20 beaches), Central (39 beaches), and South (40 beaches). Sampling is conducted from the beginning of May until Labour Day (September 4th, 2017).

Island Health follows the Canadian Recreational Water Guidelines.
E. Coli Guidelines

200 E. coli / 100 mL – geometric mean (usually 5 samples)

400 E. coli / 100 mL – single sample maximum

Beaches are automatically posted when a sample result exceeds 1000 E. coli / 100 mL.

Island Health states that consideration is given to posting a beach advisory when the geometric mean exceeds 200 E. coli / 100 mL or a single results exceeds 400 E. coli / 100 mL. However, posting a beach advisory when samples exceed the geomean and/or single sample maximums are not automatic, and depend on the circumstances.

Enterococci Guidelines

35 enterococci / 100 mL – geometric mean at least 5 samples

70 enterococci / 100 mL – single sample maximum

Beaches are automatically posted when a sample result exceeds 175 Enterococci/ 100 mL.

Consideration is given to posting a beach advisory when the geometric mean exceeds 35 Enterococci / 100 mL or a single results exceeds 70 Enterococci / 100 mL.

Beach advisories will be automatically posted when a sample result of over 1000 E. coli or 175 Enterococci per sample is received, as studies indicate there is an elevated risk associated with these bacterial levels.

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU

Coles Bay

North Saanich, British Columbia
Mis à jour par The Swim Guide

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU
  • Qualité de l’eau était satisfaisante dans 95 % des cas
  • Statut Historique
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . The Swim Guide 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
26°C
Largement éclaircies

CURRENT STATUS:
We have no current data available for this beach. It was last sampled on August 27, 2015 and showed low levels of Enterococci.

Please always obey any posted signage or advisories.

WATER QUALITY HISTORY:

Please be aware that results from August 24, 2015 showed 59 Enterococci/100ml indicating that there may be an increased health risk to swimmers. Please always obey any posted signage or advisories.

BEACH INFO:
Coles Bay is located on the western shore of the Saanich Peninsula and borders lush forest perfect for exploring. To fully enjoy the beautiful area, beach shoes may be a good idea as the beach is rocky and barnacle-covered. Swimming, beachcombing at low tide and seal-spotting can be enjoyed here. Picnic areas and washroom facilities are available.

Coles Bay is sampled monthly from May to September.

FRÉQUENCE DE SURVEILLANCE

Des analyses de l’eau de cette plage sont effectuées tous les mois de 19 Mai à 7 Septembre

SOURCES

Approximately 100 beaches are monitored by Island Health (Vancouver Island Health Authority). Island Health is split into three service delivery areas: North (20 beaches), Central (39 beaches), and South (40 beaches). Sampling is conducted from the beginning of May until Labour Day (September 4th, 2017).

Island Health follows the Canadian Recreational Water Guidelines.
E. Coli Guidelines

200 E. coli / 100 mL – geometric mean (usually 5 samples)

400 E. coli / 100 mL – single sample maximum

Beaches are automatically posted when a sample result exceeds 1000 E. coli / 100 mL.

Island Health states that consideration is given to posting a beach advisory when the geometric mean exceeds 200 E. coli / 100 mL or a single results exceeds 400 E. coli / 100 mL. However, posting a beach advisory when samples exceed the geomean and/or single sample maximums are not automatic, and depend on the circumstances.

Enterococci Guidelines

35 enterococci / 100 mL – geometric mean at least 5 samples

70 enterococci / 100 mL – single sample maximum

Beaches are automatically posted when a sample result exceeds 175 Enterococci/ 100 mL.

Consideration is given to posting a beach advisory when the geometric mean exceeds 35 Enterococci / 100 mL or a single results exceeds 70 Enterococci / 100 mL.

Beach advisories will be automatically posted when a sample result of over 1000 E. coli or 175 Enterococci per sample is received, as studies indicate there is an elevated risk associated with these bacterial levels.

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU



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