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Mewatha Beach on Skeleton Lake, AB

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Mewatha Beach on Skeleton Lake Short Term Forecast

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I think we all have a beach like Mewatha Beach. A beach where we spent a lot of our Summers enjoying. Mewatha Day Use beach was that beach for me. Mewatha was a perfect point of sand and land in the Summer Village of Mewatha. The water in the early 80's was usually clear shallow and sandy bottomed. The beach has changed a little in recent years because of the receding water levels on Skeleton Lake but still has great sand on the beach and a welcoming swimming area. Skeleton Lake was named after the the Cree word 'place of skeletons' because of a nearby elder burial. When we were in our teens there was a rumor that Skeleton Lake had an unusually high number of 'accidents' because of the highly paranormal nature of the area. There is also the beach in the Bondiss Campground at the East end of the lake. Thanks for the memories Mewatha.The beach and lake were open for the whole of the 2011 and 2013 bathing seasons and the lake has historically good water quality in this area with more green algae in the warmer months.NOTE: AHS Health Advisory: August 15-Nov 6/2014: Blue-green algae advisory issued for Skeleton Lakehttp://www.albertahealthservices.ca/assets/news/advisories/ne-pha-2014-08-15-bga-skeleton.pdfNOTE: A Blue-green algae health advisory was issued by AHS for Skeleton Lake on August 31 2012 until the end of the bathing season.
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Tested weekly from May 30 to August 30
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The status of this beach is GREY
Recent and/or reliable water quality information is unavailable.

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