Ohio conducts a monitoring and notification program of selected public and semi-private beaches located along the Ohio/Lake Erie border. The purpose of beach monitoring is to test the water quality of the state’s swimming beach waters and to notify the public whenever bacteria levels present a potential health risk to those engaged in water activities. Beach Guard provides data on advisories as well as monitoring activity.
If a beach has a water advisory posting it means the level of bad bacteria in the water has reached unsafe levels and could make you sick.
Advisories mean children, the elderly and those in ill health or weakened immune systems are advised not to swim.