Lunenburg Waterfront & Harbour Water Monitoring - Sep 18/18



CONDITIONS:  Falling low tide, light wind from the north and southeast, no rainfall since September 11 (one week). 

1)  HARBOUR MAP displaying September 18, 2018 bacteria sampling results at three waterfront locations and five harbour sample sites.  On September 18, bacteria sampling was conducted at both the waterfront sites and the harbour sites to allow for direct comparison and to allow all results to be displayed together on the map. 

 2)  CHART of September 18 bacteria sampling results at three Waterfront sites. Coastal Action is monitoring fecal bacteria at three locations on the Lunenburg waterfront on a weekly basis from June to October. On September 18, the bacteria conditions at the Broad Street Boat Launch (210 cfu/100 mL), Fisherman’s Wharf (880 cfu/100 mL), and Zwicker Wharf (310 cfu/100 mL) exceeded Health Canada’s secondary contact guideline. Individuals should exercise caution during water-based recreational activities in these areas. 

3)  CHART of September 18 bacteria sampling results at five Harbour sites. In addition to the weekly waterfront monitoring sites, Bluenose Coastal Action Foundation is monitoring five other sites established throughout the harbour for bacteria, nutrients (phosphorus and nitrogen), Secchi disk depth (an indicator of water clarity), and several in-situ parameters including dissolved oxygen, water temperature, and total dissolved solids.These sites will be tested a total of five times between June and October. 


NOTES: Secondary Contact is recreational activity in which only the limbs are regularly wetted and in which greater contact including swallowing water is unusual. Examples include rowing, sailing, canoe touring, or fishing. (Health Canada 2012) 

For questions about this program, please contact Coastal Action’s Assistant Director, Shanna Fredericks, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Previous results and further information is available here: