Health of Lake Winnipeg and the Environment
The following information is being provided by various sources describing their views about the health of Lake Winnipeg and the environment, what is being done to help the health of both, and suggestions regarding what you can do to help. Check back for future updates...
Update from Councillor Regarding Zebra Mussels and Health of Lake Winnipeg (green-blue algae)
More News from the Coalition to Save Lake Winnipeg
The following information has been provided by Gordon Campbell (Treasurer for Lester Beach Association).
A Summary of the meeting can be found on pages 4, 9, and 16 in the Interlake Express...
MACO (Manitoba Association of Cottage Owners is providing website space for the Coalition to post information. You can visit MACO's site for future information regarding the Coalition.
Manitoba/Winnipeg News Release: Interim Phosphorous Reduction and Nutrient Removal Implementation Plan Released
The following information has been provided by Cheryhl Corrie (Councillor of Ward 1).
Dead Carp, Algal Blooms, and Swimmer's Itch
You may have noticed an unusual amount of dead carp washed up on the lakeshores this year. Fish Science and Fish Culture Section conducted tests to determine if the carp were affected by certain viruses. The results came back negative and no further testing will be done. Dead carp can be reported to:
Algal blooms can be reported to the following:
Water Quality Management
Box 14, 200 Saulteaux Cres
Winnipeg, MB, R3J 3W3
Toll Free: 1-800-282-8069 (ext. 0002)
There has been an unsubstantiated claim of swimmer's itch at Hillside beach. Lake Winnipeg is not usually a swimmer's itch lake. More info regarding swimmer's itch can be found at https://www.gov.mb.ca/sd/waterstewardship/quality/images/swimmers_itch_2012.pdf