Due to elevated levels of fecal bacteria present in the water of Lesser Slave Lake at Marten River Campground "C" Staircase Beach, Alberta Health Services advises the public not to swim or wade at this location until further notice.
Elevated levels of fecal bacteria have been detected via testing of the lake water at this beach location. At current levels, gastrointestinal illness may result from ingestion of the water at Marten River Campground C-Stair Beach. As well, there is the possibility of skin, ear and eye infections with water contact.
Please note that this advisory applies solely to the "C" Staircase locality of Marten River Campground; not the entire lake.
As always, visitors and residents are reminded to never drink or cook with untreated water directly from any lake or reservoir, at any time. Water-borne organisms, including fecal bacteria, can cause vomiting and diarrhea.
AHS Environmental Public Health officers will continue to monitor the water at this location. This advisory will remain in effect until further notice Further updates will be posted to the MD website and social media channels as warranted.