Nakamun Lake Park Beach

Barrhead, Alberta

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. This is a day use area with a small beach, boat launch, and dock.

Water Quality
  • No data available

  • Special Status
  • This means the affiliate organization managing a beach has set the beach status based on special local knowledge or information. Check the beach description and the Sources section for details.
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Current Weather
-25°C
Clear
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 websiteWe receive a pollution report from a Swim Guide userWe 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 StatusPrivately 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 means the affiliate organization managing a beach has set the beach status based on special local knowledge or information. Check the beach description and the Sources section for details.
For water quality icon legend, click:  
Current Weather
-25°C
Clear

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. This is a day use area with a small beach, boat launch, and dock.

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 websiteWe receive a pollution report from a Swim Guide userWe 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 StatusPrivately 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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