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'Good' water quality at Lake Erie beaches brings perfect swimming conditions ahead of hot weekend

Test results show both Edgewater Beach and Villa Angela Beach have 'good' water quality.

CLEVELAND — The sun is shining and temperatures are warming up again this weekend, which makes for a perfect summer day at the beach along Lake Erie.

Officials with the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District said the water quality is listed as “good” at some of Lake Erie’s most popular swim spots.

Here are the water quality test results for Friday, Aug. 20:

Edgewater Beach: Good. The percent exceedance probability of the bacteriological criteria for Edgewater Beach is 8.1%. The predicted E. coli concentration for Edgewater Beach is 12 MPN/100mL. Edgewater Beach Threshold: 70 MPN/100mL.

Villa Angela Beach: Good. The percent exceedance probability of the bacteriological criteria for Villa Angela Beach is 12.9%. The predicted E. coli concentration for Villa Angela Beach is 20 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,” the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District explains in a press release. “When the percent probability generated by Virtual Beach 3.0 exceeds 50 percent, 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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