Beachwatch results: Pambula Rivermouth returns to good form

Pambula Rivermouth has received the highest rating ‘Good’ from the Beachwatch results indicating that it has returned to its previous good form for both swimmers and oysters farmers. All Sapphire Coast beaches have received the thumbs up from the Office of Environment and Heritage in the latest Beachwatch results.

This includes the Pambula Rivermouth which last week unexpectedly returned a poor result.

The latest round of tests show the rivermouth receiving a ‘Good’ result, which is the highest rating possible using the Beachwatch program.

Pambula oyster farmer, Greg Carton, said he and other oyster farmers in the area had conducted a full round of tests in Pambula Lake and everything had come back clear.

“The tests couldn’t have been better. We’re blessed with some of the best water in the world,” he said.

All beaches with the exception of Bermagui’s Bruce Steer Pool received the highest rating possible, with results showing less than 41 Enterococci colony forming units (CFU) per 100ml of water.

Bruce Steer Pool returned a ‘Fair’ rating at the low end of the spectrum, meaning swimming is still suitable in this area.

The threshold for water not suitable for swimming is more than 201 enterococci CFU/100ml.

Beachgoers can swim and play with confidence, knowing that the Sapphire Coast continually offers some of the cleanest beaches in NSW.

Most recent ratings

The most recent samples were taken on the 29 January 2014.

Camel Rock beach, Good

Bruce Steer Pool, Fair

Blue Pool Bermagui, Good

Horseshoe Bay beach, Good

Beares beach, Good

Mogareeka Inlet, Good

Tathra beach, Good

Short Point beach, Good

Bar beach, Good

Main Beach, Merimbula, Good

Pambula beach, Good

Pambula River Mouth, Good

Aslings beach, Good

Cocora beach, Good

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