Blue-Green Algae Update – Amber Alert for Buronga, Merbein & Curlwaa

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20 May 2022

Blue-Green Algae Update

While high flows (approx. 12,000 ML/Day) have been maintained along the Murray River, water temperature for Buronga in early May remained above 18 Deg C and thus advantageous to the development of certain nitrogen fixing cyanobacteria species.

(Discrete water temperature data collected at Buronga 2018 to 2022 with the month of May showing a positive increase of 3-6 Deg C over that time.)

Please go to the WaterNSW Algal website for more information:



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