RDCK lifts swimming ban at Taghum Beach
Recreational users of Taghum Beach will be happy to know that the Regional District Central Kootenay (RDCK) has lifted the swim advisory as of Tuesday (July 24).
RDCK staff said the bacterial counts, that exceed Health Canada guidelines on July 16, resulting in the beach being closed to swimming, have dropped and are now acceptable.
Swim advisory signs have now been removed by RDCK staff.
The Regional District collects water samples on a weekly basis at Taghum Beach.
Beach water is analyzed for fecal coliform bacteria.
Weekly monitoring protects swimmers from illnesses that may be linked to unacceptable bacteria levels.
High fecal coliform bacteria can results in risk of ear, nose and throat infection or stomach illnesses for swimmers.
Taghum Beach, located 10 kilometers west of Nelson just off Highway 3A, is a popular summer spot for sunbathers and families.