Advisory issued in Saskatchewan for algae blooms

Algae blooms may be forming quickly in Saskatchewan due to the recent streak of warm weather.
Supplied / Government of Saskatchewan

By David Giles, Global News, July 20, 2017 

The Water Security Agency and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Health are advising people to avoid contact with algae blooms.

Algae blooms occur during calm, hot weather on lakes and reservoirs with shallow, slow moving or still water that have sufficient nutrients.

Heavy concentrations of blue-green algae could appear to be blue-green, bright blue, grey or tan in colour.

It often gives water a shimmering, foamy and often pea soup appearance and can last for up to three weeks.

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