A map of bathing areas is published on the website of the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate. There you can get up-to-date information about currently closed bathing areas and the reasons for their status. According to data presented on Thursday, July 27, among bathing sites on lakes, reservoirs and lagoons in the country, the following were closed:
- Chechlo bathing resort – beach; woj. Malopolskie
- Dolina Trzech Stawów; woj. Silesian
- Podwolina bathing area; woj. podkarpackie
- Radkow – Kąpielisko Nad Zalewem; woj. Lower Silesia
- In the Valley of 10 Ponds; woj. lubelskie
- Levitin; woj. Lodz
- By the Pond; woj. Lodz
- Kąpielisko Krzyżowniki on Lake Kierskie in Poznań – Krzyżowniki; woj. Greater Poland
- Bathing area on Powidzkie Lake at O.W. “Łazienki” in Powidz; woj. Greater Poland
- Bathing area on the territory of Lichen Lake, at the beach in Lichen Stary; woj. Greater Poland
- Bathing area at the Royal Lake in Krzyz Wielkopolski; (Wielkopolskie Voivodeship).
- Novomiejski Lagoon bathing area; woj. mazowieckie
Bathing map – why are bathing beaches closed?
The website of the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate has an up-to-date map of bathing sites in Poland. You will find information on what condition the water is in in areas designated for swimming. Points where it is safe to bathe are marked in green. In red – closed places, among others. Due to bacteriological contamination, cyanobacteria or other types of pollution.
The swimming pools are being closed for several reasons. Among the most common are blue-green algae blooms. But some were taken out of service due to the presence of dead fish, bacterial contamination or low water levels. Data updates are carried out on an ongoing basis.
Bathing water is monitored, among other things. for exceedances of microbiological contaminants (Escherichia coli, enterococci) and the presence of a cyanobacterial bloom in the water (streaks, dross, foam). We wrote about this in more detail in the article “Guide to bathing beaches and swimming places.”
Cyanobacteria in waters – where they occur
As the sanitary inspectorate stresses, the seasonality of mass cyanobacteria blooms is a naturally occurring phenomenon. However, forecasting their presence is difficult because it depends on changing weather conditions, such as sunshine, wind and rainfall. It is therefore impossible to determine precisely when cyanobacteria will appear and how long they will persist in a given water body. Usually in areas sheltered from the wind, where the waves are smaller, they last longer than in an open area. Hence the need to regularly update the data on which the bathing map is based.