Red Alert warnings lifted for the Hay weir pool and Murrumbidgee River at Maude Weir Buoy

Red Alert warnings lifted for the Hay weir pool and Murrumbidgee River at Maude Weir Buoy

22 February 2019

The red alert warnings for the Hay weir pool and Murrumbidgee River at Maude Weir Buoy have now been changed to Amber Alerts.

Monitoring conducted by WaterNSW has shown that concentrations of blue-green algae have declined to Amber levels prompting the lifting of the Red Alerts.

While on an Amber Alert the water is generally considered to be suitable for water sports, but water users are advised to exercise caution. It is also advised not to drink untreated or boiled water from the storage due to the risk of stomach upsets. Boiling the water does not inactivate algae toxins.

Water users should use personal discretion at all times before entering a water body and be aware that algal situation can change quickly.

The water should be considered unsuitable for potable use and alternative supplies or prior treatment of raw water for domestic purposes should be considered

The water may be unsuitable for stock watering.

WaterNSW will continue routine water quality monitoring and advise of any change as new results are received.

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

Media Contact – Tony Webber – 0428 613 478

General inquiries – Gerhard Schulz- 03 5880 1748

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