Blue-green algae Amber Alert persists along the lower Murray

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Blue-green algae Amber Alert persists along the lower Murray

23 July 2021

Amber Alerts continue at Buronga, Merbein and Curlwaa

Blue-green algae usually appear as green paint-like scums on the water, near the edges, or as greenish clumps throughout the water. It makes the water appear dirty, green or discoloured and generally has a strong musty or earthy odour.

People who believe they may have been affected by blue-green algae are advised to seek medical advice.

Updates about blue-green algae blooms and red level warning areas can be obtained by calling WaterNSW on 1800 999 457 or visiting – http://www.waternsw.com.au/water-quality/algae

Media Contact – Angela Davies – 0467 947 426

General inquiries – Elizabeth Symes – 0439 199 077

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