Jones Lake

Moncton, New Brunswick

SECONDARY CONTACT RECREATION ONLY (canoeing, kayaking)

PRIMARY CONTACT RECREATION NOT RECOMMENDED (swimming, stand up paddle-boarding, etc.)

Jones lake is a man-made lake which is a popular secondary recreational location within the City of Moncton. It is regularly host to boating and Dragonboat festivals. Its water level and general status is monitored by the City of Moncton.

The PWA does not encourage anyone to swim here, and traditionally people only use it for secondary contact recreation (kayaking, canoeing), not primary contact activities (swimming, stand up paddleboarding).
The PWA simply presents the results of our testing at the single sampling location at the dock, which was chosen based on the general use of the water body, which is historically just boating. At this time, primary contact recreation is not a goal of the City of Moncton for this water body, and not advised.

IF YOU CHOOSE TO SWIM HERE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK.

The Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance is an environmental science and education organization located in Moncton, NB. We present our findings for this site on a monthly basis within the summer months, however the risk of having locals swim here would fall to liability with the City of Moncton.
The Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance recommends that individuals consider past water quality of this water body, which has had a history of bacterial problems, and has been predominantly used for secondary contact recreation (dragon boats, kayaking, canoeing.), not primary contact recreation (swimming, batheing, stand up paddleboarding, etc.).

Bacteria is not the only thing capable of harming human health, and caution should be exercised when entering any water for swimming. We would suggest caution when choosing places to swim, opting for locations with policies/ protocols for regular monitoring & publishing of results in easily accessible formats and locations meant for swimming.

We encourage the public to contact the City of Moncton and ask for regular monitoring/ publication of water quality results.

WATER QUALITY
  • Failed to meet water quality standards
  • Special Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance 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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MONITORING FREQUENCY

Jones Lake is sampled monthly from May 15th to September 15th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance (PWA) updates Swim Guide with water quality monitoring information covering testing locations throughout the Petitcodiac & Memramcook watershed. Water samples are collected and processed for E. coli.

The PWA collects samples at each location once per month, mid-month. Beaches are monitored for 5 months of the year, from May to September, or October in some cases.

Once bacteria results are available (approximately 24 hours after sample collection), results are immediately posted on the Swim Guide app and website.

A beach is marked Green when a single sample result is under 200 MPN/100 mL.

A beach is marked Red when one consecutive single sample result is equal to or above 200 MPN/ 100ml

A beach is marked Grey if there is no current results or no available information (within past 7 days)

If there is a swimming hole or recreational area you would like us to sample, email info@petitcodiacwatershed.org with the title "Swim guide site suggestion"

The PWA in no way encourages users to swim in water bodies traditionally meant for secondary contact activities, such as kayaking and canoeing. Users should err on the side of caution and be vigilant when using water that is not monitored regularly by the owner.

SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Jones Lake

Moncton, New Brunswick

WATER QUALITY
  • Failed to meet water quality standards
  • Special Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance 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:   

SECONDARY CONTACT RECREATION ONLY (canoeing, kayaking)

PRIMARY CONTACT RECREATION NOT RECOMMENDED (swimming, stand up paddle-boarding, etc.)

Jones lake is a man-made lake which is a popular secondary recreational location within the City of Moncton. It is regularly host to boating and Dragonboat festivals. Its water level and general status is monitored by the City of Moncton.

The PWA does not encourage anyone to swim here, and traditionally people only use it for secondary contact recreation (kayaking, canoeing), not primary contact activities (swimming, stand up paddleboarding).
The PWA simply presents the results of our testing at the single sampling location at the dock, which was chosen based on the general use of the water body, which is historically just boating. At this time, primary contact recreation is not a goal of the City of Moncton for this water body, and not advised.

IF YOU CHOOSE TO SWIM HERE, YOU DO SO AT YOUR OWN RISK.

The Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance is an environmental science and education organization located in Moncton, NB. We present our findings for this site on a monthly basis within the summer months, however the risk of having locals swim here would fall to liability with the City of Moncton.
The Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance recommends that individuals consider past water quality of this water body, which has had a history of bacterial problems, and has been predominantly used for secondary contact recreation (dragon boats, kayaking, canoeing.), not primary contact recreation (swimming, batheing, stand up paddleboarding, etc.).

Bacteria is not the only thing capable of harming human health, and caution should be exercised when entering any water for swimming. We would suggest caution when choosing places to swim, opting for locations with policies/ protocols for regular monitoring & publishing of results in easily accessible formats and locations meant for swimming.

We encourage the public to contact the City of Moncton and ask for regular monitoring/ publication of water quality results.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Jones Lake is sampled monthly from May 15th to September 15th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance (PWA) updates Swim Guide with water quality monitoring information covering testing locations throughout the Petitcodiac & Memramcook watershed. Water samples are collected and processed for E. coli.

The PWA collects samples at each location once per month, mid-month. Beaches are monitored for 5 months of the year, from May to September, or October in some cases.

Once bacteria results are available (approximately 24 hours after sample collection), results are immediately posted on the Swim Guide app and website.

A beach is marked Green when a single sample result is under 200 MPN/100 mL.

A beach is marked Red when one consecutive single sample result is equal to or above 200 MPN/ 100ml

A beach is marked Grey if there is no current results or no available information (within past 7 days)

If there is a swimming hole or recreational area you would like us to sample, email info@petitcodiacwatershed.org with the title "Swim guide site suggestion"

The PWA in no way encourages users to swim in water bodies traditionally meant for secondary contact activities, such as kayaking and canoeing. Users should err on the side of caution and be vigilant when using water that is not monitored regularly by the owner.

SWIM AT YOUR OWN RISK.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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