Tips for Healthy Lakes & Recreation

The North Saskatchewan River Basin Council presents Tips for Healthy Lakes & Recreation There’s something about the shorelines of lakes that draws us, inspires us, and fascinates us. We all love to recreate, reconnect with nature, and spend time with our...

Lakeshore Erosion

Erosion along shorelines can be caused by natural events (wind, water, and ice) or human activities. Although, human disturbances cause more rapid and far worse impacts to shorelines than natural events. According to a University of Michigan study, we cause 10 times...

Tea-Coloured Water

Does tea-coloured water in a lake mean it is polluted? No. The colour of water in a lake is not related to bacterial pollution or unsanitary conditions. It is caused primarily by decaying organic matter such as leaves, bark, humus and aquatic plants. Metals such as...

Swimmer’s Itch

Causes: The cause of swimmers’ itch is an allergic reaction to parasites that migrate from snails to ducks, geese, gulls, swans, muskrats and beavers. The parasites then return to water through infected feces and eggs. Swimmers’ itch isn’t contagious...