Red Alert warning lifted for Harrington Park Lake

Red Alert warning lifted for Harrington Park Lake

27 February 2020

The Red Alert for Harrington Park Lake in Harrington Park near Camden has now been lifted. Recent sampling by Camden Council has shown significant reductions in levels of blue-green algae in this, and other lakes across the region.

Warning signs will be removed and regular routine monitoring by Camden Council will be implemented. As the red alert has been lifted there are no longer any restrictions on recreational activities as previously advised. Residents are advised to contact council if any evidence of blue-green algal growth is observed in the future.

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.

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

Media Contact – Tony Webber – 0428 613 478

General Enquiries – Hannah Took – 0436 653 394

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