Hello Arbour Lake Residents! Check out this page to stay updated on what's new at the lake and find helpful information.

We just finished planting our summer flowers all around the neighbourhood. 

We hope you enjoy them as much as we do!

Eutrophication

We test our water weekly with a private company to ensure the best water quality. However, there are still things you can do as a resident to help keep the lake clean. Here is some information on

how important it is to be careful with how much

fertilizer you use on your lawn.

When you use too much fertilizer on your lawn the excess nutrients are carried away by the rain and other forms of irrigation. The nutrients mix with water and find their way into our beautiful lake. These nutrients cause the algae and plants in the water to multiply rapidly

creating an algae bloom. This excessive amount of algae

prevents sunlight from reaching the bottom of the lake.

The plants lacking sunlight will die at the bottom of the

where decomposers will use up the oxygen. When a

boom occurs, there is too much organic matter

ready to decompose and all the remaining

oxygen in the water is used by decomposers to

decompose dead plants. This can cause all our

fish to suffocate from the lack of oxygen.

With your help in preventing the overuse of fertilizer we can work together to keep the lake healthy and beautiful for all residents to enjoy.

If you are a lake shore resident please be sure that you use only zero phosphate fertilizer and that you apply it no closer than six meters back from the shoreline. Phosphate runoff into the lake leads to excessive weed growth making the lake unappealing and even dangerous for swimming. Click the link below to watch a video on eutrophication and learn more about this issue!

Click the link to learn about our community crime statistics. 

https://mycalgary.com/community/arbour-lake-crime-activity-update/

Here is a short video on the nutrient cycle and how eutrophication becomes a problem. This outlines how important it is to be careful with how much fertilizer you use on your lawn. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLbDbmmV6Qc&feature=youtu.be

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