Red Alert warning lifted for Richmond River at Casino

Red Alert warning lifted for Richmond River at Casino

05 February 2020

The Red Alert for the Richmond River at Casino has now been lifted. Sampling by Richmond Valley Council has shown significantly reduced levels of blue-green algae. The site is now at Green Alert with regular monitoring still in place.

As the Red Alert has been lifted there are no longer any restrictions on recreational activities as previously advised. Recreational and stock and domestic users are advised to report any scums or other signs of blue-green algae to local council.

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 – or calling 1800 999 457.

Media Contact – Tony Webber – 0428 613 478

General Enquiries – Hannah Took – 0436 653 394


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