Alberta Health Services has issued a blue-green algae advisory for both Half Moon Lake and Hastings Lake.
AHS is asking you to take the following precautions:
– Avoid all contact with blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) blooms. If contact occurs, wash with tap water as soon as possible.
– Do not swim or wade (or allow your pets to swim or wade) in any areas where blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) is visible.
– Do not feed whole fish or fish trimmings from this lake to your pets.
– Consider limiting human consumption of whole fish and fish trimmings from this lake, as it is known that fish may store toxins in their liver. (People can safely consume fish fillets from this lake).
People who come in contact may experience flu-like symptoms.
The advisories will remain in effect until further notice. (bw)