Sandbar near Fort Edmonton added to testing program, latest results available

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The August 8th results from the North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper’s recreational water monitoring program are now available in Swim Guide. This week, we have added results for a popular sandbar just upstream of the Fort Edmonton Footbridge. Please note that results only reflect water quality at the time of sampling and that E. coli levels are only one of many factors that affect the overall risk level of recreation activities in moving water.


Water Quality Update: Sampled Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Laurier Park

Boat Launch

Test Result: 510 CFU/100ml

Capilano Park

Boat Launch

Test Result: 370 CFU/100ml

Fort Edmonton Footbridge


Test Result: 20 CFU/100ml


Conditions on day of sampling: Sunny and clear

Click here for last week’s results.


Read our earlier blog post outlining the details of the monitoring program and to learn more about how to determine the safety of recreation in the river. The results posted here only reflect the water quality at the time of sampling and are only one of many factors that affect the risks associated with recreation in a moving body of water.

Results are posted weekly on the Swim Guide and can be found on the Laurier, Capilano, and Fort Edmonton pages on the website and app.


*note: The water quality status at Capilano Park has been edited to reflect an exceedence of the federal guideline for recreational water quality of 200 CFU/100ml (colony forming units of E. coli per 100 millilitres of water). The status that now show in this page is correct.

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