On January 2, 2018, the ice on Wabamun Lake expanded laterally, buckling and heaving the shoreline, and damaging property. Along the north shore, from Seba Beach to just west of the Village of Wabamun, there was damage to some buildings and structures.
In 2002 Alberta Environment (AENV) initiated several studies on Wabamun Lake in response to public concerns about murky water near the TransAlta Utilities Corporation ash lagoon outfall, and to follow-up on incidences of fish mortality. Although elevated metal levels were found in the water and sediments near the ash lagoon outfall, the cause of fish mortality was unrelated. However, contaminant levels in sediments remained a potential issue for aquatic ecosystem health. Read More