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Stay out of the water: E. coli levels close Queen’s Royal Beach for swimming
E. coli levels at  Queen's Royal  Beach closed the  water to swimmers as of  July  19.
E. coli levels at Queen's Royal Beach closed the water to swimmers as of July 19. SOMER SLOBODIAN

If you’re looking to go swimming this weekend at Queen’s Royal Beach, you might want to reconsider. 

As of Thursday, July 14, the Region of Niagara has listed the beach as unsafe to swim in  due to high levels of E. coli in the water. 

Depending on annual assessments and public usage, the region tests several beaches around Niagara between one and six times weekly.

It is unknown when Queen’s Royal Beach will be safe for swimming again.

A sign at the beach warns people to stay out of the water.

The beach at Ryerson Park, about two kilometres west of Queen’s Royal, is not tested regularly but the shoreline there has been covered in green “seaweed” for the past three weeks or more.