Water quality results for Tuesday Sept 12th, last results for the season

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As the swimming season slows down, this year’s monitoring program comes to a close this week. See the latest results below and watch for our Summer 2017 report, which will outline the findings of this year’s program in greater detail.

The North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper’s recreational water monitoring program conducts tests along the river at key access points within the city of Edmonton and the final results of the season are now available in Swim Guide. The program tests for E. coli, which is the standard bacterial indicator for recreational water quality as established by Health Canada guidelines. A beach is posted red when levels exceed 200 CFU/100ml (colony forming units of E. coli per 100 ml of water) and green when levels are equal to or below 200 CFU/100ml. 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, September 12th, 2017

Laurier Park

Boat Launch

Test Result: 119 CFU/100ml

Capilano Park

Boat Launch

Test Result: 48 CFU/100ml

Cloverdale Beach


Test Result: 110 CFU/100ml

Fort Edmonton Footbridge


Test Result: 110 CFU/100ml


Conditions on day of sampling: Sunny and clear, breezy

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, Cloverdale, and Fort Edmonton pages on the website and app.

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