Williamson Provincial Park

Alberta Parks


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  • Blue-Green Algae - Williamson Lake

    Effective:  July 27, 2022

      Please be advised that a Blue-Green Algae Advisory has been issued for Williamson Provincial Park at Sturgeon Lake. To protect yourself, pets and children, avoid contact with blue-green algae blooms. 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. Persons experiencing illness after having contact with lake water are advised to call Health Link at 811

    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    Blue-green algae bloom advisories are issued and rescinded by Alberta Health Services.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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Provincial Sources for Advisories