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Considered satisfactory for swimming at all times. Therefore these sites may not require monitoring on a regular basis.
Satisfactory for swimming most of the time. Exceptions may include following rainfall.
Generally satisfactory for swimming, though there are many potential sources of faecal material.
Generally not suitable for swimming, as indicated by historical results.
Avoid swimming, as there are direct discharges of faecal material.
This swimming site is currently under testing and has not had a swimming grade applied to it.
Affected by rain
May be unsuitable for swimming for up to 48 hours after rainfall.
A warning is associated with this site.
This map will indicate whether a swimming spot is generally suitable for swimming, based on risk of faecal contamination and water testing for faecal indicator bacteria over several years. Click on an icon on the map to find the grade for your swimming spot. These grades do not cover toxic algal blooms. Find out more info on:
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Hold the "Shift" button down and drag a rectangle on the map with the main mouse button held down to define an area to zoom into on the map.
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