Ogden Dunes West Beach

Portage Township, Indiana

Ogden Dunes West Beach is situated in a residential lakeside community. The landscape of the area is hilly and has been used in the past for training by Olympic ski jumpers.

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
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  • Special Status
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Monitoring Frequency

Ogden Dunes West Beach is sampled daily from May 1st from September 4th.

Source Information

Various health departments test Indiana beaches from May to September. Some beaches are tested daily, some several times a week, and some are tested weekly. When the information is posted to Indiana's BeachGuard webpage, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper updates Swim Guide.

Indiana beaches are posted when a single sample exceeds 235 E. coli / 100 ml.In the USA, the Environmental Protection Agency has two sets of recommendations for freshwater and marine beaches. A single sample at a freshwater beach should not exceed 235 E. coli / 100 ml of water. A single sample at a marine beach should not exceed 104 Enterococci / 100 ml of water. The geometric mean of 5 samples from a freshwater beach should not exceed 126 E. coli / 100 ml of water. The geometric mean of 5 samples from a marine beach should not exceed 35 Enterococci / 100 ml of water. States may choose to use this standard or they may substitute a standard that is "as protective as" the EPA's recommendation. The Beach Act is the nation's primary beach protection law.

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Ogden Dunes West Beach

Portage Township, Indiana

COVID-19

Keep your distance from other people.

Practicing social distancing is essential right now. Follow the advice of the health experts. If your community has asked that you remain indoors and away from others, do so. Heading to the beach should only be considered an option if social distancing practices can be followed. Spending a day in any crowded place is the worst thing we can do for our most vulnerable right now and will counter the efforts to curb the virus’ spread.

For more information, please visit the World Health Organization public resource on COVID-19.

Water Quality
  • Special health or safety status in effect
  • Special Status
  • This means the affiliate organization managing a beach has set the beach status based on special local knowledge or information. Check the beach description and the Sources section for details.
For water quality icon legend, click:  

Ogden Dunes West Beach is situated in a residential lakeside community. The landscape of the area is hilly and has been used in the past for training by Olympic ski jumpers.

Monitoring Frequency

Ogden Dunes West Beach is sampled daily from May 1st from September 4th.

Source Information

Various health departments test Indiana beaches from May to September. Some beaches are tested daily, some several times a week, and some are tested weekly. When the information is posted to Indiana's BeachGuard webpage, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper updates Swim Guide.

Indiana beaches are posted when a single sample exceeds 235 E. coli / 100 ml.In the USA, the Environmental Protection Agency has two sets of recommendations for freshwater and marine beaches. A single sample at a freshwater beach should not exceed 235 E. coli / 100 ml of water. A single sample at a marine beach should not exceed 104 Enterococci / 100 ml of water. The geometric mean of 5 samples from a freshwater beach should not exceed 126 E. coli / 100 ml of water. The geometric mean of 5 samples from a marine beach should not exceed 35 Enterococci / 100 ml of water. States may choose to use this standard or they may substitute a standard that is "as protective as" the EPA's recommendation. The Beach Act is the nation's primary beach protection law.

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