Red Alert warning lifted for the Hunter River upstream of Glenbawn Dam

Red Alert warning lifted for the Hunter River upstream of Glenbawn Dam

26 March 2020

The Red Alert for the Hunter River upstream of Glenbawn Dam has now been lifted.

Recent sampling by WaterNSW has shown a reduction in levels of blue-green algae.

The site is now at Amber Alert and stock and domestic users in the area are advised to remain cautious and observe extracted water supplies and stock watering areas for scums or other signs indicative of blue-green algae. Regular monitoring will continue.

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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