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Blue-green algae (Cyanobacteria) bloom advisories lifted

November 1, 2017

RED DEER– 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 eight bodies of water in Central Zone, all of 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:

  • Alix Lake
  • Battle Lake
  • Buck Lake
  • Fyten Reservoir/ Swalwell Dam
  • Pigeon Lake
  • Pine Lake
  • Wapasu Lake
  • Wizard Lake

As always, visitors and residents are reminded to never drink or cook with untreated water directly from any lake or reservoir, 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.

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For media inquiries, contact:

Melissa Ballantyne
AHS Communications
403-341-8687