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Moose Lake Provincial Park Beach, AB

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Moose Lake Provincial Park Beach Short Term Forecast

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Moose Lake Beach at the PP is typical of many of the public beaches on Moose Lake. It is sandy and wide with a shallow slope to the water which is great for families. The sand is fine and white and there is a WC and playground nearby. It is about a 200 meter walk downhill from the parking area to the beach. 2011 has seen higher water levels and good water quality as of end of July. Lac D'Orignal became Moose Lake as a result of the translation but many French-speaking people in the Bonnyville community still use the original name. The shallower warm waters of Moose Lake are susceptible to a lot of algal growth including blue green algae blooms in late Summer. The heavy recreational development of the lake and removal of riparian buffers have been identified as major contributor. The Moose Lake stewardship group has been very active in commissioning studies on watershed reports and solutions. NOTE: AHS Advisory: August 8-Nov 6/2014: Blue-green algae advisory issued for Moose Lakehttp://www.albertahealthservices.ca/Advisories/ne-pha-2014-08-08-bga-moose-lake.pdfNOTE: There was an AHS blue-green algae health advisory posted for Moose Lake from July 10/2012 until the end of the 2012 bathing season. The beach and lake were open for the whole of the 2011 and 2013 bathing seasons and the lake has historically good water quality despite lower lake levels during some bathing seasons.
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Tested weekly from May 30 to August 30
Special Status
The status of this beach is RED
Beach status based on special local knowledge or information. See beach description.

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