Lake Status Update:

Lake Open for the Season
Just in time for the nice weather this week, the lake is now open for the season! The green flags are up at both beaches. The boat kiosks will open on the May long weekend for boat rentals. If you are bringing your own boat or equipment into the lake, please read the information on Whirling Disease.

Whirling Disease
Whirling disease is caused by a parasite and affects salmonid fish including trout. It can be transmitted through spores that attach to equipment used for swimming, paddling, boating and fishing. While there are no health concerns for people from the disease, it has the potential to wipe out the trout population in the lake.
Help prevent the spread of Whirling disease into our lake! While Whirling Disease has not been detected in Mahogany Lake, it has been detected in the Bow River watershed. Please be diligent about cleaning your equipment between bodies of water.
Clean and inspect your boat and all equipment that has been in contact with water. This includes boats, boots, waders, PFDs and swimming floats. Remove mud, sand and plant materials. Rinse, scrub or pressure wash your boat and equipment using hot water if possible (90 degrees C or hotter).
Drain water from your boat and equipment before leaving the shoreline.
Dry your boat and equipment completely between trips and allow a minimum of 24 hours to air dry before entering new waters. Leave compartments open on boats and equipment. Sponge out standing water.

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