Hatzic Lake Closed to Swimming

July 31, 2018

The FVRD has received reports from residents at Hatzic Lake of sightings of algae blooms, discoloured water, and dead fish. Some residents have also reported symptoms of nausea, stomach cramps, itchy skin, and eye irritations after swimming and participating in other recreational water activities on the lake. Hatzic Lake is located on the north side of the Fraser River, and shares a boundary with the District of Mission and the FVRD's Electoral Area F.

Fraser Health, Ministry of Environment, and Department of Fisheries and Oceans have been contacted and are actively investigating.

Fraser Health has closed Hatzic Lake for swimming. Residents and visitors should avoid contact with water at Hatzic Lake until test results become available.