Beach Forecasting

Niagara Region is exploring an alternative for beach water reporting. Currently, testing for bacteria can take at least 18-24 hours to complete.

Forecasting is a method for measuring beach water quality. It eliminates the delay in having to test the water samples at a laboratory.

Like a weather forecast, beach forecasting predicts water quality by measuring:

  • Historical beach data
  • Weather conditions
  • Wave height
  • Rainfall
  • Environmental data

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