November 1, 2021
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 27 of water bodies in North Zone, which had previously been placed under blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) bloom advisories.
Effective immediately, Alberta Health Services has lifted the blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) bloom advisories for:
Paddle River Dam Reservoir
Lesser Slave Lake
Lac La Nonne
Floating Stone Lake
Lac La Biche
Lower Mann Lake
Upper Mann Lake
Lower Therien Lake
Steele (Cross) Lake
AHS has also lifted water quality advisories for:
Lac Ste. Anne, Alberta Beach
Lesser Slave Lake, Marten River Campground Beach
Lac La Biche, Golden Sands Beach and McArthur Beach
Sturgeon Lake, Young's Point Provincial Park
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.