Advertisement
Health

Water quality advisory issued for Kin Beach on Okanagan Lake; swimming not recommended

The City of Vernon says a water quality advisory has been issued for Kin Beach on Okanagan Lake, and that swimming is not recommended.
The City of Vernon says a water quality advisory has been issued for Kin Beach on Okanagan Lake, and that swimming is not recommended. Global News

A water quality advisory has been issued for Kin Beach, with the City of Vernon attributing the notice to adverse weather conditions and higher-than-allowable bacterial counts.

The city says signs have been posted on the popular beach at Okanagan Lake advising that swimming is not recommended at this time.

READ MORE: Boil water notice for southeast Kelowna downgraded to water quality advisory

“The water quality for the beach will continue to be monitored,” the city said in a press release, “and the public will be advised when it is safe to resume swimming in the area.”

WATCH BELOW (Aired June 24, 2019): Lake Country aims to improve water quality with new infrastructure

Lake Country aims to improve water quality with new infrastructure
Lake Country aims to improve water quality with new infrastructure

According to Interior Health, “swimming advisories are issued if it is identified that the water is not suitable for recreational use. Users are advised to refrain from activities in which a person’s whole body and face are frequently immersed in the water (i.e. swimming).”

Story continues below advertisement

For more information regarding beach water quality, click here.

Global News Redesign Global News Redesign
A fresh new look for Global News is here, tell us what you think
Take a Survey

Sponsored Stories