CJOB News Team reporting
Water testing this week has once again shown levels of Escherichia coli (E. coli) were within recreational water quality guidelines at all beaches monitored by Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship.
Algal blooms were reported on Killarney and Pelican lakes this past week.
At Killarney Lake beach and at Pelican Lake (Ninette and Pleasant Valley beaches), the number of blue-green algae cells and the concentration of the algal toxin microcystin were above the recreational water quality guideline.
A toxic algae advisory has been posted at all three beaches.
Information on beaches where advisory signs are posted is available at the department website at www.gov.mb.ca/conservation/waterstewardship/quality/beaches.html.
On Lake Winnipeg, algae advisory signs are posted at Hillside, Victoria (Red Cross Dock) and West Grand beaches and at the lagoon at West Grand Beach.
People are reminded to avoid swimming in water where severe algae blooms are visible and to prevent pets from drinking water along the shoreline.