Despite a rather good flushing this week the National Capital Authority brings word that the first blue-green algae outbreak of summer has coincided with the first day of summer.
The blue-green algae levels and bacteria levels in Weston Park East are at the ‘High Alert Level’.
The water is closed to primary contact recreation as exposure to this level of blue-green algae and bacteria carries an increased risk of adverse health effects.
Primary contact recreation means recreation that involves whole-body water contact or submersion of the head. Examples include swimming, diving and windsurfing.
Secondary contact recreation (such as rowing, fishing, boating and canoeing) will still be permitted although persons engaged in secondary contact recreation should be careful to limit any water exposure