Waverly

Fort Erie, Ontario

Waverly Beach offers shady trees as well as cool lake waters on a hot summer's day. You can sit on the benches here and look across Lake Erie to the Buffalo skyline. Just to the east, Lake Erie flows into the Niagara River. This area was once a very popular destination for American tourists. The casino, amusement park, and "world's biggest swimming pool" are long gone, but you may spot some reminders as you explore the waterfront.

WATER QUALITY
  • Met water quality standards less than 60% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Lake Ontario Waterkeeper 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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CURRENT WEATHER
4°C
Clear
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Waverly is sampled weekly from May 19th to August 25th

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Niagara Region Public Health Services samples beaches weekly from Victoria Day to Labour Day When the information is posted on the Niagara Region Public Health Services website, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper updates Swim Guide.

Ontario beaches are monitored according to the province's Beach Management Protocol. The Protocol says that authorities must check water quality at least weekly from June 1 to Labour Day at beaches where there are formal swimming programs or lifeguards. Most municipalities do not actually begin sampling until mid June. Beaches in Ontario are posted when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period exceeds 100 E. coli / 100 ml of water.

A Ministry of the Environment procedure says that a clean beach is open at least 95% of the swimming season, even if it is near a sewage pipe. This rule applies to every place that is public, accessible, and feels like a good place to swim. When all else fails, the Ontario Environmental Protection Act strongly states that no one can interfere with the use that you can make of a public waterway - like swimming!

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Waverly

Fort Erie, Ontario

WATER QUALITY
  • Met water quality standards less than 60% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . Lake Ontario Waterkeeper 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
4°C
Clear

Waverly Beach offers shady trees as well as cool lake waters on a hot summer's day. You can sit on the benches here and look across Lake Erie to the Buffalo skyline. Just to the east, Lake Erie flows into the Niagara River. This area was once a very popular destination for American tourists. The casino, amusement park, and "world's biggest swimming pool" are long gone, but you may spot some reminders as you explore the waterfront.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Waverly is sampled weekly from May 19th to August 25th

SOURCE INFORMATION

The Niagara Region Public Health Services samples beaches weekly from Victoria Day to Labour Day When the information is posted on the Niagara Region Public Health Services website, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper updates Swim Guide.

Ontario beaches are monitored according to the province's Beach Management Protocol. The Protocol says that authorities must check water quality at least weekly from June 1 to Labour Day at beaches where there are formal swimming programs or lifeguards. Most municipalities do not actually begin sampling until mid June. Beaches in Ontario are posted when the geometric mean of 5 samples collected within a 30-day period exceeds 100 E. coli / 100 ml of water.

A Ministry of the Environment procedure says that a clean beach is open at least 95% of the swimming season, even if it is near a sewage pipe. This rule applies to every place that is public, accessible, and feels like a good place to swim. When all else fails, the Ontario Environmental Protection Act strongly states that no one can interfere with the use that you can make of a public waterway - like swimming!

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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