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July 12, 2019

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The Safe Beach Protocol was prepared to provide Albertans with a clear understanding of the management of recreational waters in the province. It provides information on the role of owners and operators in overseeing these sites, monitoring water quality and responding to health risks, with the...


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September 1, 2015

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Cyanobacteria, often known as blue-green algae, are well adapted to growth in alkaline, nutrient-rich water bodies. During calm conditions, they can congregate near the water’s surface. These “blooms” are unsightly and produce objectionable odors, and can also induce skin irritation, itchiness...


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December 19, 2014

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Pigeon and Wabamun Lakes are among the most heavily used recreational lakes in Alberta. Recently, apparent increases in algal blooms and fish kills have threatened the ecological integrity of these systems and may negatively affect their value to users. Limnological studies for the lakes are...


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May 1, 2014

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Pigeon Lake is highly valued for both its aquatic and recreational resources. Recent severe cyanobacterial blooms have led to an increased concern about the lake’s water quality. In order to improve water quality there is first a need to better understand the ecology and chemistry of the lake and...


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March 1, 2014

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Occurrences of significant blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) blooms have resulted in stakeholders at Pigeon Lake seeking management options to assist with reducing the frequency and intensity of such events. To more effectively target activities, a nutrient budget was developed to identify...