Issue report

Algae

Fort Qu'Appelle, Saskatchewan, Canada

Reported by:
Joni Darke

About this Location

Echo Lake : Inlet

SE end of Echo Lake near the inlet that goes to Mission Lske.
2 Observations
1 Issues
0 Comments

Notes

Blue- green algae, very thick mass- some light brown streaks. very smelly- some people remarked they could smell pea soup water in the town of fort quappelle less than a kilometre away ( as the crown flies). there were three (3) bands of the algae approximately 10-15 meters apart. i test about an additional 20-25 meters to the ne of where this algae was observed. i have to say i have seen blue- green, pea-soup algae on the lake before- but this stuff is different- more white foamy, cream swirls, heavy thick chunks of green/white mass. very stinky! i wouldn’t swim in this water!!!!

Details:

Have you seen this before?

Yes, I have seen blue-green algae on the before- generally in August- this was different in colour..

Have you notified any other agencies?

No I have not

Weather

Current weather What's this?
  • sunny
  • cloudy
Sunny and some clouds
Weather in previous 24 hours What's this?
  • sunny
  • cloudy
  • rainy
  • windy
Overnight thunderstorms, high temperatures and very humid

Issue history