Swimming in the North Sask – August 15 test results

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The August 15th results from the North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper’s recreational water monitoring program are now available in Swim Guide. 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 15th, 2017

Laurier Park

Boat Launch

Test Result: 110 CFU/100ml

Capilano Park

Boat Launch

Test Result: 205 CFU/100ml

Fort Edmonton Footbridge


Test Result: 20 CFU/100ml


Conditions on day of sampling: Sunny and clear, windy

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: Earlier information in our blogs indicated that test results are compared against the federal guideline of 400CFU/100ml. All information has been revised to reflect comparison against the correct federal guideline of 200CFU/100ml.

  1. Michelle

    Do you still test the water weekly? The website shows results from 2017.

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