Nakamun Lake Park Beach

Barrhead, Alberta

There is a camp close by and swimming, when it occurs, is from a dock in the middle of the lake. It is clearly communicated that swimming from the beaches is not recommended.

Nakamun is the Cree word for "song of praise." Nakamun Park has a small sandy beach, boat launch and day use amenities. The lake is accessed by gravel road on the south shore. This lake has a history of algae-related water quality issues. There is currently an iron remediation study being conducted in the lake by researchers at the University of Alberta. The stewardship association in the area has worked hard to identify problems and solutions with the lake water quality recently. This could lead to better recreational water quality in the future. The lake is still a popular destination for Summer recreation and Nakamun Park is the best option for the public.

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
Fog
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Nakamun Lake Park Beach is not sampled

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

Nakamun Lake Park Beach

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
Fog

There is a camp close by and swimming, when it occurs, is from a dock in the middle of the lake. It is clearly communicated that swimming from the beaches is not recommended.

Nakamun is the Cree word for "song of praise." Nakamun Park has a small sandy beach, boat launch and day use amenities. The lake is accessed by gravel road on the south shore. This lake has a history of algae-related water quality issues. There is currently an iron remediation study being conducted in the lake by researchers at the University of Alberta. The stewardship association in the area has worked hard to identify problems and solutions with the lake water quality recently. This could lead to better recreational water quality in the future. The lake is still a popular destination for Summer recreation and Nakamun Park is the best option for the public.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Nakamun Lake Park Beach is not sampled

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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