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One beach open, one closed

One Oshawa beach is closed, while the other remains open according to the region’s weekly beach report.

Lakeview Beach East is currently closed due to elevated E. coli levels, while Lakeview Beach West remains open after being closed for much of the summer.

Test results for the week of Aug. 5 indicate that three beaches have been posted as unsafe for swimming due to elevated bacteria levels in Durham Region.

In addition to Lakeview Beach East, Beaverton South Beach in Brock, and Kinsmen Beach in Scugog are closed.

Beaches are posted as unsafe for swimming when elevated levels of E. coli exceed the provincial standard of 200 E. coli per 100 ml of water.

The Durham Region Health Department reminds the public not to swim in beach water for at least 48 hours after heavy rainfall, as bacteria levels can increase due to run-off.