RESOLVED: Blue-Green Algae Bloom at Prior Lake in Thetis Lake Regional Park

Jul 03, 2020 (updated Sep 01, 2020, 2:42pm)

As of Sep 1, the advisory has been lifted at Prior Lake. However, blue-green algae blooms are unpredictable and may occur at any time.

The blue-green algae advisory is now lifted for Prior Lake, located in Thetis Lake Regional Park. Water samples collected indicated a “below detection limit” result for cyanotoxins. The extended absence of blue-green scum combined with test results are good indicators that the bloom is over. 

Park users are reminded to watch for the distinctive blue-green sheen that can appear on the lake surface at any time. These blue-green algae are known toxin producers. Ingesting water containing the blue-green algae may cause a range of symptoms, including headaches and abdominal pain in humans, and can lead to lethal liver damage in dogs.

Please visit www.crd.bc.ca/alerts and Twitter @crd_bc for updates on active alerts. To learn more about blue-green algae visit our website

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