Killarney Lake

Killarney, Manitoba

The Town of Killarney is a rural community with its roots set in the agriculture industry and initially settled by many Irish immigrants. The lake, named after the Lakes of Killarney in Ireland, attracts many visitors and fishermen, but unfortunately also has a history of blue-green algae blooms, deteriorating the water quality to the point of toxicity, resulting in large-scale fish kills. The lake is now something of a test lab for methods of combating algae growth. Most would not consider the lake swimmable, and naturally an algae advisory is in place.

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 12th, 2019. 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
-5°C
A mix of sun and clouds
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Killarney Lake is sampled bi-weekly from May 29th to September 2nd

SOURCE INFORMATION

Visit Manitoba.ca/beaches for the most up-to-date information about Manitoba beach water quality.

Manitoba Sustainable Development, has developed the Clean Beaches Program to provide valuable information to the public on how to protect Manitoba’s beautiful beaches and reduce the risk of illness to bathers.

There are about 60 beaches across Manitoba that are routinely monitored each season for E. coli and the presence of algae and the algal toxin microcystin. Beaches that exceed Manitoba’s recreational water quality objectives are posted with advisory signs at the beach and on Manitoba’s beach website at: Manitoba.ca/beaches.

Water quality samples are routinely collected during the summer months. Monitoring typically begins in June and continues at most beaches until the end of August. Frequency of sampling is determined based on recreational intensity, historic bacteria data, or in support of special projects. Swim Guide checks daily from Monday - Friday for E. coli and algae advisories.

If the geometric mean of E. coli samples exceeds Manitoba’s recreational water quality objective of 200 bacteria/100 mL and/or when a single sample contains more than 400 bacteria/100 mL the beach is re-sampled.

A beach is marked Green when the geometric mean of E. coli samples is below Manitoba’s recreational water quality objective of 200 bacteria/100 mL.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean of E. coli samples is above Manitoba’s recreational water quality objective of 200 bacteria/100 mL.

A beach is marked Grey when reliable or up-to-date information is not available.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Killarney Lake

Killarney, Manitoba

WATER QUALITY
  • Passed water quality tests at least 95% of the time
  • Historical Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on August 12th, 2019. 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
-5°C
A mix of sun and clouds

The Town of Killarney is a rural community with its roots set in the agriculture industry and initially settled by many Irish immigrants. The lake, named after the Lakes of Killarney in Ireland, attracts many visitors and fishermen, but unfortunately also has a history of blue-green algae blooms, deteriorating the water quality to the point of toxicity, resulting in large-scale fish kills. The lake is now something of a test lab for methods of combating algae growth. Most would not consider the lake swimmable, and naturally an algae advisory is in place.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Killarney Lake is sampled bi-weekly from May 29th to September 2nd

SOURCE INFORMATION

Visit Manitoba.ca/beaches for the most up-to-date information about Manitoba beach water quality.

Manitoba Sustainable Development, has developed the Clean Beaches Program to provide valuable information to the public on how to protect Manitoba’s beautiful beaches and reduce the risk of illness to bathers.

There are about 60 beaches across Manitoba that are routinely monitored each season for E. coli and the presence of algae and the algal toxin microcystin. Beaches that exceed Manitoba’s recreational water quality objectives are posted with advisory signs at the beach and on Manitoba’s beach website at: Manitoba.ca/beaches.

Water quality samples are routinely collected during the summer months. Monitoring typically begins in June and continues at most beaches until the end of August. Frequency of sampling is determined based on recreational intensity, historic bacteria data, or in support of special projects. Swim Guide checks daily from Monday - Friday for E. coli and algae advisories.

If the geometric mean of E. coli samples exceeds Manitoba’s recreational water quality objective of 200 bacteria/100 mL and/or when a single sample contains more than 400 bacteria/100 mL the beach is re-sampled.

A beach is marked Green when the geometric mean of E. coli samples is below Manitoba’s recreational water quality objective of 200 bacteria/100 mL.

A beach is marked Red when the geometric mean of E. coli samples is above Manitoba’s recreational water quality objective of 200 bacteria/100 mL.

A beach is marked Grey when reliable or up-to-date information is not available.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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