CJOB News Team reporting
E.coli counts were above guidelines at Gimli Beach Thursday. Manitoba Water Stewardship says the higher counts were likely caused by poor weather conditions that caused winds and waves to wash bacteria out of the sand and into the water. Also this past week, algae blooms were reported on Lake Winnipeg at Victoria and West Grand beaches, and Big Whiteshell Lake beach and at Killarney Lake beach.
Algae blooms were also reported on Pelican Lake at Ninette and at Pleasant Valley. Signs are posted. Water Stewardship says the blooms are difficult to predict and may form then disperse quickly, or last for several days or weeks. You're encouraged to avoid swimming in water where severe algae blooms are visible, and to prevent pets from drinking water along the shoreline.