Report an Algae Bloom
If you see an algae bloom and suspect there may be a risk to human health, please contact your local Health Authority.
Algae blooms, including cyanobacteria blooms (also known as blue-green algae), are natural occurrences in many lakes throughout BC. The blooms often occur in the late-summer and early-fall, but can occur at any time of year, even under ice. These algal blooms may last from several days to a few weeks, and can sometimes last several months. While algae blooms are natural phenomena, and are generally not considered a threat to the aquatic environment, they are not without risks to humans, pets, and livestock. Learn more by visiting Health Link for more information on cyanobacteria.
Photos of algae blooms in lakes