District of Sicamous

Shuswap Lake algal bloom declared over

The Shuswap Watershed Council (SWC) has confirmed that the algal bloom that affected Shuswap Lake at Salmon Arm Bay, Tappen Bay, Canoe, and Herald this summer has ended.

“Monitoring the algal bloom was ongoing up until the end of September,” said Erin Vieira, the SWC’s program manager.

“There were a few different organizations involved in monitoring the bloom, all of whom are partners in the SWC,” Vieira explained.

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