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Birch Cove Beach Clo­sed to Swimming

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The Halifax Regional Municipality is adv­ising residents that Birch Cove Beach in Dartmouth is closed to swimming until further notice due to high bacteria levels in the water.

 

Beach supervisors re­gularly test the wat­er quality at all su­pervised municipal beaches during the su­mmer months. Recent test results indicate bacteria levels at this beach exceed Health Canada swimming guidelines.

 

High bacteria levels can be caused by a number of factors, including weather con­ditions and waterfow­l. Staff will contin­ue testing the water until bacteria leve­ls return to normal. The municipality wi­ll advise residents when the beach reope­ns.

 

For more information on supervised munic­ipal beaches and out­door pools across the Halifax region, pl­ease visit http://www.halifax.c­a/rec/Aquatics/Beach­es.php.

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Source: Media Release

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