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Going for a swim? ‘Good’ water quality reported at Lake Erie beaches for July 4

Edgewater Beach and Villa Angela are both listed as having 'good' water quality for today.

CLEVELAND — The heat is on!

With temperatures around 90 degrees throughout Northeast Ohio for the July 4 holiday, you may be looking for places to cool off.

If you’re looking to go for a swim with the family today, Lake Erie’s beaches are the perfect spot because the water quality is listed as “good,” according to officials with the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District.

For more context, here are the water quality test results for Monday, July 4, 2022:

  • Edgewater Beach: Good. The predicted E. coli concentration for Edgewater Beach is 11 MPN/100mL. Edgewater Beach threshold: 75 MPN/100mL
  • Villa Angela Beach: Good. The predicted E. coli concentration for Villa Angela Beach is 15 MPN/100mL. Villa Angela Beach threshold: 100 MPN/100mL

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“The percent probability that a beach will exceed the set threshold is calculated by the Virtual Beach 3.0 software based on beach conditions measured during sample collection,” according to the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District. “When the percent probability generated by Virtual Beach 3.0 exceeds 50%, the true E. coli concentration is expected to exceed the Bathing Water Recreational Criteria of 235 MPN/100mL. Increasing percent probability indicates an increased likelihood of a true exceedance of the recreational criteria and vice versa.”

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Editor's note: Video in the player above was originally published in an unrelated story on June 29, 2022.

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