Blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) bloom advisories lifted in South Zone

November 1, 2021

LETHBRIDGE – 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 three water bodies in South 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:

Reesor Lake located in Cypress Hills Provincial Park
Milk River Ridge Reservoir, Ridge Park Beach, in the County of Warner
Acadia Valley Reservoir, Acadia Dam Campground

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.