Blue-green algae Red Alert warning for Split Rock Dam and the Namoi River Downstream Keepit Dam have been cleared.

Blue-green algae Red Alert warning for Split Rock Dam and the Namoi River Downstream Keepit Dam have been cleared.

06 April 2020

The previously issued Red Alert level warning (high alert) for toxic blue-green algae has been cleared for Split Rock Dam and the Namoi River Downstream Keepit Dam.

Blue-green algae occur naturally and can reproduce quickly in favourable conditions where there is still or slow-flowing water, abundant sunlight and sufficient levels of nutrients.

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 visiting – http://www.waternsw.com.au/water-quality/algae

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