Area beaches have been given an all clear by the Medical Officer of Health, at least for this week.
Sampling done the week of June 4, 2012 included Grand Bend (north and south beaches), Highland Glen, Bright's Grove (including Mike Weir Park), Canatara Park, Pinery Provincial Park, and Ipperwash Main Beach.
While no sampling occurs along the St. Clair River, a caution sign advising high bacterial levels following heavy rainfall has been permanently placed at Branton Cundick Park and Brander Park.
Officials at Lambton County's Community Health Services department say that following heavy rainfall, the water at area beaches may be temporarily polluted for up to 48 hours. Also, if the water has become cloudy due to wave activity, bacteria from the bottom may become suspended and increase the risk of illness.