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Blue-green algae alerts lifted in Lakeland waters

Moose Lake, Elinor Lake and Lac La Biche among waters taken off algae warning list

LAKELAND - Alberta Health Services issued a statement on November 2, lifting the blue-green algae alerts that have been in place for 29 northern Alberta water bodies.

The report came a day after the region experienced its first major wintery blast of the year.

"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 29 water bodies in North Zone," notes the statement issued by AHS spokesperson Logan Clow.

Most of the regional advisories were first issued in July. Effective immediately, Alberta Health Services has lifted the blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) bloom advisories for:

  • Baptiste Lake
  • Bear Lake
  • Bonnie Lake
  • Elinor Lake
  • Floatingstone Lake
  • Freeman Lake
  • Garner Lake
  • Half Moon Lake
  • Hutch Lake
  • Isle Lake
  • Lac La Biche Lake
  • Lac La Nonne
  • Lac Ste. Anne
  • Laurier Lake
  • Lessard Lake
  • Lesser Slave Lake
  • Long Lake
  • Lower Therien Lake
  • Mons Lake
  • Moonshine Lake
  • Moose Lake
  • Paddle River Dam Reservoir
  • Saskatoon Lake
  • Skeleton Lake
  • Steele Lake
  • Stoney Lake
  • Sturgeon Lake
  • Thunder Lake
  • Winagami Lake


AHS has also lifted the water quality advisories for Camper's Beach at Sir Winston Churchill Provincial Park on Lac La Biche.

Although many water activities have slowed down in recent weeks, Clow says visitors and residents are reminded to never drink or cook with untreated water directly from any recreational body of water, at any time.