Lake Maintenance

  1. Information
  2. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Lake Weed Harvesting and Processing

City staff harvest lake weeds during the months of July and August. Residents will see 3 large orange weed harvesters out on the lake during the summer months. Lake weeds are picked up and composted by the City. Compost is available to all residents at the Eco Centre.

Thank you to all lakefront owners who take the time and immense effort to collect weeds along their lakeshore property!

Lake Water is used for Irrigation

The lake is still actively used as a reservoir for irrigation canals that run along the north and south ends of the lake. As such, the Western Irrigation District (WID) is able to control the water levels.

Lake Lowering & Rising

The lake water is raised in the early spring (usually mid to late April) and is lowered shortly after the Thanksgiving holiday. If you have any questions about the lake water levels, please visit the Western Irrigation District (WID) website.

Water Quality Testing

City staff take samples of the lake water each week and send them for testing to Alberta Health Services. Testing is done at the Cove Beach, Sunset Park, John Peake Park and multiple samples are taken at Anniversary Park (due to its popularity). If water quality concerns are found, the City will notify the public. 

For more information, visit the Alberta Health Services website.

3 orange Lake Weed Harvesters parked in Chestermere Lake at Sunset Park