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Posted on: August 17, 2022

Cautionary Advisory - Algae Bloom Shuswap Lake

A map of the Cautionary Advisory for the Algae Bloom in the Salmon Arm area of Shuswap Lake.

The First Nations Health Authority, City of Salmon Arm, CSRD, BC Parks and Interior Health are monitoring an algae bloom for the Salmon Arm portion of Shuswap Lake (Southwest arm i.e. Steamboat Island to Tappen Bay and Salmon Arm Wharf, including Sunnybrae, Canoe Beach and Herald Provincial Park).

Interior Health is advising residents and visitors of the Salmon Arm portion of Shuswap Lake (i.e. Steamboat Island to Tappen Bay and Salmon Arm Wharf) to:

  • Avoid all direct contact with the bloom. If contact is made, rinse your body with clean water.
  • Recreational activities, such as swimming, are discouraged, in areas where the bloom is present.
  • Do not consume drinking water directly from the lake. If your source water intake is from the Salmon Arm portion of Shuswap Lake (i.e. Steamboat Island to Tappen Bay and Salmon Arm Wharf), consider using an alternate source for drinking water. Contact your water supplier for more information.
  • Consider providing pets and livestock with an alternate source of drinking water.
A map of the Cautionary Advisory for the Algae Bloom in the Salmon Arm area of Shuswap Lake.

For the most up to date information, please visit the webpages below:

Interior Health’s Cyanobacteria (Blue-Green Algae) page:

Public Beaches | Environmental & Seasonal Health | IH (interiorhealth.ca)

HealthLinkBC Cyanobacteria Blooms (Blue-Green Algae):

Cyanobacteria Blooms (Blue-green Algae) | HealthLink BC

Ministry of Environment’s Algae Watch website:

Algae Watch - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca)

 

For health-related inquiries, please contact:

Salmon Arm Health Centre
(250) 833-4100

 

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