Beaverdam Lake

70 Mile House, British Columbia
Managed by The Swim Guide

WATER QUALITY INFO:
This beach is not monitored, nor do we have any data on it. While it may be safe to swim, please check with your local authorities or watch for posted signs.

BEACH INFO:
Located 91 km (56.5 miles) northwest of Kamloops, this 146 hectare lake is a year-round shallow-lake hot spot for rainbow and brook trout. In the winter, once the lake ices over, winter fishing for the brook trout becomes extremely popular with fish sizes up to 4 pounds. The lake features a fairly shallow shoreline that maxes out in the center of the lake with a depth of 3.6 metres (12 feet).

AMENITIES:
No developed campsites are available but small boats can be launched.

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
  • No data available

  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample. The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available.
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Current Weather
2°C
A mix of sun and clouds
Monitoring Frequency

Beaverdam Lake is not sampled

Source Information

The Interior Health Authority monitors the water quality at 54 Interior region beaches. Sampling is conducted during the height of swim season (May – September).

Interior Health follows the recreational water quality criteria recommended by the the Canadian Recreational Water Guidelines. One sample is collected per beach per week. The geometric mean for each beach is calculated from the 5 most recent samples.Recreational water is considered safe if the geometric mean result is under 200 E.coli/100mL. The single sample criteria is 400 E.Coli/100ML. Should the geometric mean exceed 200 E.coli/100 mL, or the single sample result exceed 400 E.coli/100 ML, or in the event of a known hazard or spill, the Medical Health Officer will make an assessment of the risk to human health. If there is a risk to human health, a warning sign will be posted at the beach. Results are communicated on the Interior Health Authority website (https://www.interiorhealth.ca/YourEnvironment/RecreationalWater/Pages/default.aspx). To ensure consistency, Fraser Riverkeeper calculates the geometric mean result for the Interior Health samples. We update Swim Guide according to these results, as soon as they become available. Test results from the weekly samples for the Interior region beaches are typically posted on Fridays. Recreational water quality for a beach is determined by E. coli counts from based results collected by either the beach owner (local beach owners conduct their own beach testing and provide the sampling results to Interior Health) or Interior Health. A beach is marked Green when geometric mean results are under 200 E.coli / 100 ML water. A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean is equal to or above 200 E.coli / 100 ML water. A beach can also be marked red when a single sample result is equal to or above 400 E.coli/100ML water. A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

Water Quality Graph

Beaverdam Lake

70 Mile House, British Columbia
Managed by The Swim Guide

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
  • No data available
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample. The Swim Guide updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
2°C
A mix of sun and clouds

WATER QUALITY INFO:
This beach is not monitored, nor do we have any data on it. While it may be safe to swim, please check with your local authorities or watch for posted signs.

BEACH INFO:
Located 91 km (56.5 miles) northwest of Kamloops, this 146 hectare lake is a year-round shallow-lake hot spot for rainbow and brook trout. In the winter, once the lake ices over, winter fishing for the brook trout becomes extremely popular with fish sizes up to 4 pounds. The lake features a fairly shallow shoreline that maxes out in the center of the lake with a depth of 3.6 metres (12 feet).

AMENITIES:
No developed campsites are available but small boats can be launched.

Monitoring Frequency

Beaverdam Lake is not sampled

Source Information

The Interior Health Authority monitors the water quality at 54 Interior region beaches. Sampling is conducted during the height of swim season (May – September).

Interior Health follows the recreational water quality criteria recommended by the the Canadian Recreational Water Guidelines. One sample is collected per beach per week. The geometric mean for each beach is calculated from the 5 most recent samples.Recreational water is considered safe if the geometric mean result is under 200 E.coli/100mL. The single sample criteria is 400 E.Coli/100ML. Should the geometric mean exceed 200 E.coli/100 mL, or the single sample result exceed 400 E.coli/100 ML, or in the event of a known hazard or spill, the Medical Health Officer will make an assessment of the risk to human health. If there is a risk to human health, a warning sign will be posted at the beach. Results are communicated on the Interior Health Authority website (https://www.interiorhealth.ca/YourEnvironment/RecreationalWater/Pages/default.aspx). To ensure consistency, Fraser Riverkeeper calculates the geometric mean result for the Interior Health samples. We update Swim Guide according to these results, as soon as they become available. Test results from the weekly samples for the Interior region beaches are typically posted on Fridays. Recreational water quality for a beach is determined by E. coli counts from based results collected by either the beach owner (local beach owners conduct their own beach testing and provide the sampling results to Interior Health) or Interior Health. A beach is marked Green when geometric mean results are under 200 E.coli / 100 ML water. A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean is equal to or above 200 E.coli / 100 ML water. A beach can also be marked red when a single sample result is equal to or above 400 E.coli/100ML water. A beach is marked Grey when there are no current results or there is no available information.

Water Quality Graph

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