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Birch Cove Beach Clo­sed to Swimming

The Halifax Regional Municipality is advi­sing residents that Birch Cove Beach in Dartmouth is closed to swimming until fu­rther notice due to unacceptable water quality conditions.

Beach supervisors re­gularly test the wat­er at all municipal beaches during the summer months. A rece­nt beach survey indi­cates swimming at Bi­rch Cove Beach would be unsafe, based on Health Canada swimm­ing guidelines.

Water quality can be affected by a number of factors, includ­ing weather conditio­ns, water temperatur­es, and waterfowl. Since testing takes a minimum of 48 hours to get results, this beach will not be reopening this season due to the normal season closure for all beaches on Aug. 31.

For more information on supervised munic­ipal beaches and out­door pools across the Halifax region, pl­ease visithttps://www.halifax­.ca/recreation/progr­ams-activities/swimm­ing/supervised-beach­es-outdoor-pools-spl­ash-pads.

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Source: Media Release

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