Young's Point Provincial Park

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  • Blue-Green Algae - Sturgeon Lake

    Effective:  July 22, 2021

      A  Blue-Green Algal has been issued for Young’s Point Provincial Park on Sturgeon Lake.

       

    General precautions
    • Avoid all contact with blue green algae blooms. If contact occurs, wash with tap water ASAP.
    • Do not swim or wade in any areas where blue-green algae is visable.
    • Do not allow your pets to swim or wade in these areas or to eat fish or fish trimmings from the lake.
    • Consider limiting human consumption of fish from the lake.

    For detailed information, go to Alberta Health Services Blue Green Algae Health Advisories. Please refer to the specific advisory for this lake.

    Blue-green algae bloom advisories are issued and rescinded by Alberta Health Services. Typically, advisories are lifted in late autumn, when water temperatures are so cool that blue green algae growth is no longer supported.

  • Fecal Water Quality - Sturgeon Lake - Young's Point PP

    Effective:  July 20, 2021

      • Due to elevated levels of fecal bacteria currently present in the water, AHS is advising the public not to swim or wade at this beach area, effective immediately.
      • Elevated levels of fecal bacteria were detected via testing of the lake water at this beach location.
      • At current levels, gastrointestinal illness may result from ingestion of the water. As well, there is the possibility of skin, ear, and eye infections with water contact.
      • As always, visitors and residents are reminded to never drink or cook with untreated water directly from any lake or reservoir, at any time. Water-borne organisms, including fecal bacteria, can cause vomiting and diarrhea.
      • AHS Environmental Public Health officers will continue to monitor the water

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