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Advocating Wise Stewardship of Lake Huron's Coastal Ecosystems







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  • Shows you where your closest beaches are
  • Gives you real-time beach status updates (where available)
  • Gives you historical beach trends
  • Explains the laws and policies that protect beaches
  • Lets you compare your local beach to other beaches in Canada and the United States.


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Beach Safety

Beach Safety Flag"Is it safe to swim in the lake?"

This is a question asked a lot these days. Not all beaches test for bacteria. Not all beaches have life guards or lifesaving facilities. There are some things that you need to know before you head for a swim in Lake Huron. Below is some information that will help you and your family enjoy the lake safely.

For specific information on water test results, follow this 'Beach Monitoring' link. Other related links are found near bottom of this page.

Rip Current awareness sign
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Rip Currents (also known, incorrectly, as undertow or rip tides) are a dangerous phenomenon that many people know exist, but don't know much about. Rip currents can occur on most beaches, and particularly around piers.



Surviving Rip Currents (WBAL-TV News), 04:23
This informative piece won an Emmy in 2008. Gregory Marsh edited and did most of the shooting.



 

pdf-file LHCCC.Rip.Current.factsheet.pdf

 

Safe Day at the Beach



What the beach warning flags mean - a water safety guide.

 

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