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Healthy Beach Program

The Healthy Beach Program helps ensure safe water quality for users of public beaches. Water sampling is typically conducted between June and August, and the information gathered is available to assist the public in making informed decisions when selecting a public swimming area.

Lakes are untreated bodies of water and carry some risk due to pollutants and other environmental factors. Public Health Inspectors respond to water quality issues, including blue green algae (algal blooms) and elevated bacteria levels, to ensure risks are addressed as quickly as possible.

Sampling results are available below and updated weekly between June and September.

For more information about the program, including sampling criteria, please read the Healthy Beach Program FAQ.

To report a health or safety concern at a public beach, contact your local Public Health Inspector.

Please note that closures can happen on evenings or over the weekend and may not be immediately reflected on this website. Please always follow the notifications posted at the beach.

Healthy Beach Sampling Results

Not all public swimming areas in Saskatchewan are monitored every year. Historical data and an environmental health assessment may indicate that only occasional sampling is necessary. For public swimming areas that are deteriorating, more frequent monitoring of the area will occur. This approach allows health officials to concentrate their resources on beaches of questionable quality and respond accordingly. Every public swimming area is sampled at least once every five years.

Factors affecting the microbiological quality of a water body at any given time include type and frequency of contamination events, time of day, recent weather conditions, number of users of the water body, and physical characteristics of the area. Selection of sampling areas and time of sampling is affected by length of bathing area, presence and frequency of point and non-point sources of faecal contamination, influences of local weather, physical characteristics of the bathing area, and presence of bathers.


Water is suitable
for swimming.
  Recreational water is considered to be microbiologically safe for swimming when single sample result contains less than 400 E.coli organisms in 100 millilitres (mLs) of water, when the average (geometric mean) of five samples is under 200 E.coli/100 mLs, and/or when significant risk of illness is absent.
Caution. Algal blooms observed.
  A potential blue-green algal bloom was observed in the immediate area. Water at this beach may be unsafe for people and pets. Swimming is not recommended; contact with beach and access to facilities is not restricted. Resampling of the recreational water is required.
Water is not suitable
for swimming.
  A single sample result containing ≥400 E.coli/100 mLs, an average (geometric mean) of five samples is >200 E.coli/100 mLs, an exceedance of the guideline value for cyanobacteria or their toxins >20 µg/L and/or a cyanobacteria bloom has been reported.
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1. Far North

Information updated July 29, 2021

Recreational Area Date Sample Results  
Far North West Zone
First Mustus Lake   Data not yet available  
Matheson Lake   Data not yet available  
Waterhen Lake   Data not yet available  
Buffalo Narrows Beach   Data not yet available  
Anglers Trail Resort Beach   Data not yet available  
Far North East Zone
Jan Lake Beach Data not yet available  
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2. North

Information updated July 29, 2021

Recreational Area Date Sample Results  
North West Zone
Emerald Lake July 20, 2021 E. coli = 0.15/100mL
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Kivimaa-Moonlight Bay* July 6, 2021 E. coli = 11.04/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 μg/L

Water is suitable
for swimming.

Golden Sands* July 6, 2021 E. coli = not available
Microcystin <0.1 μg/L
Missing data.
Status not available.
North Central Zone
Neis Beach   Data not yet available  
Sunset Bay Beach   Data not yet available  
Sunnyside Beach July 19, 2021 E. coli = 0/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Murray's Point Beach July 19, 2021 E. coli = 0/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
McPhail Cove Beach July 19, 2021 E. coli = 0.74/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Birch Bay Beach July 20, 2021 E. coli = not available;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Missing data.
Status not available.
July 26, 2021 E. coli = 2/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1
µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
 
Lac La Peche Beach July 21, 2021

E. coli = 0.32/100.L;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L

Water is suitable
for swimming.
Wakaw Lake Beach Data not yet available  
Domremy Beach Data not yet available  
Poplar Beach Data not yet available  
Lucien Lake Beach July 20, 2021 E. coli = 0.52/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Anglin Lake Beach* July 26, 2021 E. coli = 0/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1µg/L
 Water is suitable
for swimming.
Martin's Lake Beach July 21, 2021 E. coli = 0.32/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Chitek Lake Beach July 20, 2021 E. coli = 0/100mL
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
North East Zone
Barrier Ford Beach July 13, 2021 E. coli = 1.17/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
St. Brieux Beach   Data not yet available  
Kipabiskau Regional Park* July 13, 2021 E. coli = 0.74/100mL
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.

* Not part of the 2021 Beach Sample Program, result per complaint follow up.

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3. Central

Information updated July 29, 2021

Recreational Area Date Sample Results  
Central West Zone
Danielson's Visitor Centre Beach June 22, 2021 E. coli = 9.77/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
July 26, 2021 E. coli = 24.22/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Palliser Beach Data not yet available  
Central East Zone
Rowans Ravine Beach June 22, 2021 E. coli = 69.76/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
July 12, 2021 E. coli = 91.3/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 μg/L
Annie Laurie Beach Data not yet available  
Sandy Beach Data not yet available  
Good Spirit Beach Data not yet available  
Last Mountain Lake Beach July 12, 2021 E. coli = 5.42/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 μg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
KC Beach Data not yet available  
Leslie Beach Data not yet available  
Pickerel Point Beach Data not yet available  
Leroy Leisureland Beach Data not yet available  
Stoney Beach* July 20, 2021 E. coli = 11.25/100mL
Microcystin - <0.1 µg/L
Caution.
Algal blooms
observed.

* Not part of the 2021 Beach Sample Program, result per complaint follow-up.

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4. Regina Zone

Information updated July 29, 2021

Recreational Area Date Sample Results  
Regina Beach June 23, 2021 E. coli = 26.79/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
July 19, 2021 E. coli = 5.54/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Lumsden Beach June 24, 2021 E. coli = 25.19/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
July 18, 2021 E. coli = 32.99/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Sorenson Beach June 28, 2021 E. coli = 12.69/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
July 26, 2021 E. coli = 2.47/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Sundale Beach June, 21, 2021 E. coli = 3.04/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
July 27, 2021 E. coli = 54.64/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
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5. South

Information updated July 29, 2021

Recreational Area Date Sample Results  
South West Zone
Ona's Beach Data not yet available  
South Central Zone
Buffalo Pound Beach July 14, 2021  E. coli = 5.71/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
South East Zone
Fort Campground Beach July 20, 2021  E. coli = 19.89/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Pasqua Lake Beach July 13, 2021 E. coli = 1.55/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 μg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Echo Provincial Park Beach July 6, 2021 E. coli = 1.61/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Katepwa Beach June 30, 2021 E. coli = 8.63/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
July 6, 2021 E. coli = 0.43/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
July 13, 2021 E. coli = 4.58/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 μg/L
July 20, 2021  E. coli = 8.69/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
July 27, 2021 E. coli = 27.67/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
B-Say-Tah Beach June 30, 2021 E. coli = 0.52/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
July 26, 2021 E. coli = 7.73/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Katepwa Camp Beach Data not yet available  
Moose Bay Beach July 26, 2021 E. coli = 4.46/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Mainprize Beach July 5, 2021 E. coli = 2.78/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Moosomin Regional Park Beach July 27, 2021 E. coli = 15.07/100mL;
Microcystin <0.1 µg/L
Water is suitable
for swimming.
Oyama Regional Park July 13, 2021 E. coli = 1.99/100mL;
Microcystin pending
Water is suitable
for swimming.

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