Hasse Lake Park Beach, AB
Hasse Lake Park Beach Short Term Forecast
NOTE: NSRK does not recommend the lake or beach for swimming or wading as there are better options nearby at Wabamun Lake. It is a great place to enjoy other outdoor activities.July 17 2014: Contaminated water advisory issued for Hasse LakeEDMONTON Due to elevated levels of fecal coliforms currently present in the waters of Hasse Lake located in Parkland County west of Edmonton Alberta Health Services (AHS) is advising the public not to swim or wade in the lake water. The public is also advised not to drink this contaminated lake water as water-borne organisms including fecal coliforms can cause vomiting and diarrhea.Elevated levels of fecal coliforms were detected during routine water testing at Hasse Lake. At current levels skin ear and eye infections can result from any contact with lake water.AHS Environmental Public Health officers will continue to monitor the water in Hasse Lake.This advisory will remain in effect until further notice.Hasse Lake County Park Beach is a small beach on a very natural lake. The beach is in a park operated by Parkland County and has day use facilities. The lake is very small with abundant bird life. This was determined as the reason for the beach being posted for 63 days in 2010 for elevated E. Coli. and 28 days in 2011 from July 27-Aug 25. The park has a playground and day use amenities. The sandy beach and grassy area had a significant amount of bird droppings during our June 2013 site inspection. The beach is monitored by AHS for E. Coli but the NSRK does not recommend the lake or beach for swimming as there are better options nearby at Wabamun Lake. It is a great place to enjoy other outdoor activities.NOTE: There was an AHS blue-green algae advisory for Hasse Lake posted on August 1/2013 until October 3/2103. This beach has a history of contamination advisories including a fecal contamination advisory posted by AHS lon July 18/2012. The NSRK recommends you do not swim or wade here.
Tested weekly from May 30 to August 30
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