Pigeon Lake Provincial Park

Alberta Parks

Advisories

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  • Water Advisory - Fecal Coliforms in Zeiner Beach on Pigeon Lake

      August 2, 2020

      Please be advised that a Microbiological (Fecal) Water Quality Advisory has been issued for Zeiner beach on Pigeon Lake.  Visitors who choose to swim or recreate in the lake should note the following:

      • The public beach at Zeiner remains open, but physical distancing and other COVID-19 health requirements must be adhered to.  
      • If you have open sores or sensitive skin we suggest not to swim in the lake at this time.  
      • If you are travelling with small children who may be inclined to swallow the lake water or put their heads under, keep them away from the water and watch them closely. Potential side effects could include:  
      • Skin, eye and ear infections if you come in contact with the water  
      • Vomiting and diarrhea if the water is consumed 

       

       

  • Blue-Green Algae - Pigeon Lake Provincial Park

      July 27, 2020

      • A blue-green algae bloom has been issued for Pigeon 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      • Blue-green algae bloom advisories are issued and rescinded by Alberta Health Services.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. 

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