Red Alert warning lifted at Copeton Dam

Red Alert warning lifted at Copeton Dam

10 May 2019

The Red Alert at Copeton Dam has now been lifted following consecutive results below red alert levels.

Blue-green algae concentrations have decreased over the past couple of weeks within the storage, however small numbers of potentially toxic species remain. Downstream samples continue to be very low in blue-green algae concentrations.

As the Red Alert has been lifted there are no longer any restrictions on recreational activities in the lake.

Updates about blue-green algae blooms and red level warning areas can be obtained by calling 1800 999 457 or visiting –

Media Contact: Tony Webber – 0428 613 478


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