On Fri., July 22, Alberta Health Services issued a contaminated water advisory for Milk River at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park, advising the public not to swim or wade in the river at this time because of elevated levels of fecal coloiforms that are present.
The public is also advised not to drink this contaminated river water, as water-borne organisms, including fecal coliforms, can cause vomiting and diarrhea
Elevated levels of fecal coliforms 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 in the vicinity of Writing on Stone Park.
AHS Environmental Public Health officers will continue to monitor the water in the Milk River at Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park.
This advisory will remain in effect until further notice.