NEWS

Milk River Health Warning: No Swimming Or Wading In Contaminated Alberta Waters

07/19/2012 08:26 EDT | Updated 09/18/2012 05:12 EDT
MILK RIVER, Alta. - Alberta Health Services is advising the public not to swim or wade in the Milk River at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park due to elevated levels of fecal coliform currently present in river water.

AHS is also advising the public not to ingest contaminated river water as water-borne organisms, including fecal coliform, can impact the digestive tract.

Elevated levels of fecal coliform were detected during routine testing of Milk River water at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park.

At current levels, skin, ear and eye infections can result from any contact with Milk River water.

AHS officials will continue to monitor the water in the Milk River at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park.