Elk's Beach at Lac La Nonne

Barrhead, Alberta

Elk's beach is a privately run beach area with an area for day use and picnicking. Lac La Nonne is translated as "Nun Lake" and has a history of being hypertrophic, meaning there is a lot of algae, especially in July and August. The beach is well maintained with a playground area. The water frontage is weedy and shallow. The Lac La Nonne Stewardship Group has been undertaking a number a watershed research and land management proposals to improve the state of the watershed. There is a boat launch adjacent to the beach.

Located 14 km south of the Town of Barrhead on Highway 33 and east on Highway 651 and offers full services (water and power hook-ups) and the following listed below.

Contact: 780-967-5029

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Special Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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CURRENT WEATHER
-6°C
Cloudy
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Elk's Beach at Lac La Nonne is sampled from May 25th to August 30th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Privately monitored beaches are not monitored by AHS. Currently, no standardized guidelines for private monitoring exist.

Thus, the Swim Guide does not have current water quality data for beach locations listed as “private.” However, when we receive information that a beach is closed or otherwise unsuitable for swimming, we communicate this with AHS and share the information on the Swim Guide.

We receive notice of a private beach being closed, or “posted,” through one of two means:

An advisory is posted on Alberta Health Services website
We receive a pollution report from a Swim Guide user

We will always list a beach as “posted” when we receive notice of a watershed being contaminated. As well, we communicate this knowledge to AHS if it has been received by a Swim Guide user.

In 2016, AHS is hoping to have standardized guidelines for monitoring water quality. As this information becomes available, we will share it with Swim Guide users.

Monitoring Status

Privately monitored beaches will always posted as “No Data” unless we have received notice that the beach or location is closed.

A beach is marked Green when two consecutive single sample results are under 400 CFU/100 mL AND the geometric mean (average of 5 samples) is less than 200 CFU/100 mL over a 30-day period.

A beach is marked Red when two consecutive single sample results are equal to or above 400 CFU/100 mL AND the geometric mean (average of 5 samples) are equal to or greater than 200 CFU/100 mL over a 30-day period.

A beach is marked Grey if there is no current results or no available information.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Elk's Beach at Lac La Nonne

Barrhead, Alberta

WATER QUALITY
  • No data available
  • Special Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   
CURRENT WEATHER
-6°C
Cloudy

Elk's beach is a privately run beach area with an area for day use and picnicking. Lac La Nonne is translated as "Nun Lake" and has a history of being hypertrophic, meaning there is a lot of algae, especially in July and August. The beach is well maintained with a playground area. The water frontage is weedy and shallow. The Lac La Nonne Stewardship Group has been undertaking a number a watershed research and land management proposals to improve the state of the watershed. There is a boat launch adjacent to the beach.

Located 14 km south of the Town of Barrhead on Highway 33 and east on Highway 651 and offers full services (water and power hook-ups) and the following listed below.

Contact: 780-967-5029

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Elk's Beach at Lac La Nonne is sampled from May 25th to August 30th

SOURCE INFORMATION

Privately monitored beaches are not monitored by AHS. Currently, no standardized guidelines for private monitoring exist.

Thus, the Swim Guide does not have current water quality data for beach locations listed as “private.” However, when we receive information that a beach is closed or otherwise unsuitable for swimming, we communicate this with AHS and share the information on the Swim Guide.

We receive notice of a private beach being closed, or “posted,” through one of two means:

An advisory is posted on Alberta Health Services website
We receive a pollution report from a Swim Guide user

We will always list a beach as “posted” when we receive notice of a watershed being contaminated. As well, we communicate this knowledge to AHS if it has been received by a Swim Guide user.

In 2016, AHS is hoping to have standardized guidelines for monitoring water quality. As this information becomes available, we will share it with Swim Guide users.

Monitoring Status

Privately monitored beaches will always posted as “No Data” unless we have received notice that the beach or location is closed.

A beach is marked Green when two consecutive single sample results are under 400 CFU/100 mL AND the geometric mean (average of 5 samples) is less than 200 CFU/100 mL over a 30-day period.

A beach is marked Red when two consecutive single sample results are equal to or above 400 CFU/100 mL AND the geometric mean (average of 5 samples) are equal to or greater than 200 CFU/100 mL over a 30-day period.

A beach is marked Grey if there is no current results or no available information.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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