Blue-Green Algae Alert

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A red alert has been declared for the Mildura Weir Pool (Lock 11 to Bruce’s Bend Boat Ramp, Nichols Point).

Red alert levels represent ‘bloom’ conditions. The water may appear green and may have strong, musty or organically polluted odours. Blue-green algae may be visible as clumps or as scums. The ‘blooms’ should be considered to be toxic to humans and animals, and the water should not be used for drinking (without prior treatment), stock watering, or for recreation.

The Amber alerts current for the Murray River include; Barham, U/S Euston Weir, Mt Dispersion, Buronga, Merbein, Curlwaa and Fort Courage.  In addition, there are Amber alerts for the Darling River at Wilcannia and Burtundy. At Menindee Lakes Amber alerts remain current for Lake Wetherell (Sites 1, 2 and 4) and Copi Hollow.

Further information is provided by WaterNSW and can be found HERE

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