Lincoln gets the all-clear for swimming at Charles Daley Beach

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Published July 13, 2021 at 3:58 pm

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Beach-lovers in the Town of Lincoln have officially gotten the all-clear from Niagara Region Public Health to go back into the water at the Charles Daley Park beach.

The beach was shut down on June 29 when health officials found the presence of blue-green algae at the beach as well as in an outflow connected to the beach during a routine check.

While the blue-green algae concern was resolved by July 6, the beach’s reopening was delayed due to E. coli bacteria detected in the water on July 5.

In a release today (July 13), the region said, “Most recent testing shows that bacteria is no longer detectable in the water, and so the beach can now reopen to swimmers.”

The health department routinely tests the water in all public beaches in Niagara for bacteria which informs the safety of swimming in the water.

The health unit added that they and the Town of Lincoln “will continue to monitor the beach and outflow daily for evidence of blue-green algae’s reappearance. Public Health will also continue to conduct routine beach water testing.”

(Photo courtesy of the Town of Lincoln)

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