With temps in the mid-80s, heading to the beach may be a great way to stay cool Friday.
CUYAHOGA COUNTY, Ohio — EDITOR’S NOTE: The video in the player above is from a previous, unrelated story.
It’s going to get hot again this weekend, and water quality is predicted to be good at a couple of Cleveland-area beaches.
The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District (NEORSD) reports that water quality at both Edgewater Beach and Villa Angela Beach is predicted to be good on Friday, June 25.
NEORSD says the predicted amount of E. coli bacteria concentration in the water on Friday at Edgewater Beach will be 9.0 MPN/100mL. The percent exceedance probability of the bacteriological criteria for Edgewater Beach is 5.6%.
At Villa Angela Beach, NEORSD predicts the amount of E.coli bacteria in the water will be 30 MPN/100mL on Friday. The percent exceedance probability of the bacteriological criteria for Villa Angela Beach is 9.1%.
Both of these numbers are far below the threshold limits of bacteria in the water.
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NEORSD uses modeling results generated by a program called Virtual Beach 3.0. The software does tend to underestimate the E. coli concentration, so NEORSD also incorporates data from previous years. So when the predicted E. coli concentration generated by Virtual Beach 3.0 exceeds these limits, the true E. coli concentration is expected to exceed the Bathing Water Recreational Criteria of 235 MPN/100mL.
NEORSD updates the water quality predictions daily. For that information, you can follow them on Twitter @NEORSDbeaches, or you can view the daily reports HERE.
EDITOR’S NOTE: The video in the player below is from a previous, unrelated story.