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Blue-green algae tests come back negative for Three Mile Bend

August 29, 2019 11:06 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

(Red Deer, Alberta) – On August 16, 2019, The City of Red Deer sent water samples for testing to determine if a blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) outbreak was present at Three Mile Bend. Test results have come back negative. 

There are currently no active advisories in effect for bodies of water within the City of Red Deer. Blue-green algae’s peak season runs from July through October, though lower seasonal temperatures have kept the outbreaks at bay. 

If conditions change and blue-green algae is suspected at any body of water within the city, temporary signage will be placed around the affected areas, and an advisory will be posted to www.reddeer.ca/bga.

If you or your pet are exposed to blue-green algae or if you require further information on health concerns and blue-green algae, please call Health Link at 811. Additional information is also available online at www.ahs.ca/bga

To report an algal bloom in the city, please contact Environmental Services at (403) 342-8750.

For more information, please contact:

Trevor Poth
Parks Superintendent
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8234 

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer
403-342-8147

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