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North Zone Blue-green algae bloom, water quality advisories lifted

November 6, 2019

GRANDE PRAIRIE – Recent weather has cooled lake and reservoir water temperatures to such an extent that blue-green algae is no longer a health concern, including in 13 water bodies which had previously been placed under blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) bloom advisories in the North Zone of Alberta Health Services (AHS).

Effective immediately, AHS has lifted the blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) bloom advisories for:

  • Lac Ste. Anne
  • Lac La Biche Lake
  • Wadlin Lake
  • Bear Lake
  • Bangs Lake
  • Shining Bank Lake
  • Moose Lake
  • Chatwin Lake
  • Cold Lake
  • Wapasu Lake
  • Floating Stone Lake
  • Sturgeon Lake
  • Steele Lake

AHS has also lifted the water quality advisories for:

  • Kacikewin Campground Beach area of Lac Ste. Anne
  • McGrane Beach area of Lac La Biche Lake
  • Golden Sands area of Lac La Biche Lake
  • McArthur Beach area of Lac La Biche Lake
  • Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park Campers Beach area of Lac La Biche
  • Kinosoo Beach area of Cold Lake

As always, visitors and residents are reminded to never drink or cook with untreated water directly from any recreational body of water at any time.

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for more than four million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.

For media inquiries, contact:

Amy Crofts
AHS Communications