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Kinsman, Black Rock and Dingle Beaches Closed Temporarily

(Thursday, August 5, 2010) - HRM wishes to advise the public that Black Rock Beach in Point Pleasant Park and the Dingle Beach in Fleming Park have been closed temporarily for swimming as a precautionary measure due to Wednesday's heavy rains.  Sackville’s Kinsman Beach on First Lake has also been temporarily closed due to high bacteria counts discovered after water testing.  Lifeguards will be on duty to advise the public that the beaches are closed.

At Black Rock and Dingle, testing is being conducted to determine if the water is safe for swimming due to the overflow of screened wastewater into the harbour as a result of the heavy rain. Beaches will reopen as soon as the tests indicate that the water is safe for swimming. This temporary closure of the Dingle and Black Rock beaches is a precautionary measure that will take place whenever there is a heavy rainfall that increases the flow in the collection system to more than four times the normal wet weather flow.

For up to date information on beach conditions, please call the HRM Beach Line at 490-5458 or check the HRM website at


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Rhonda Dea

HRM Aquatic Specialist



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