Bacteria Water

McGrane Beach, Lac La Biche Lake: Water Quality Advisory

AHS advises the public to avoid swimming or wading at this area of the beach, as a result of the high levels of bacteria in the water. This is located within the AHS North Zone, administered by Alberta Health Services.

Testing of the lake water near this beach location revealed elevated levels of fecal bacteria. McGrane Beach water may cause gastrointestinal illnesses at current levels. Water contact can also cause skin, ear, and eye infections.

Visitors and residents alike are reminded that untreated water from any reservoir or lake should never be used to cook or drink. Waterborne bacteria and other water-borne organisms can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

AHS Environmental Public health officers will continue to monitor water quality at McGrane Beach.

This warning will remain in force until further notice.

Alberta Health Services, the provincial health authority in Alberta, is responsible for providing health services and supports to more than 4 million adults and children. Our mission is to create a quality, patient-centered health system that’s accessible and sustainable for everyone in Alberta. Our current focus is to reduce emergency department waiting times, improve EMS response time, increase access to surgery, and improve patient flow.