Blue green algae Red Alert warning lifted – Wakool River

Blue green algae Red Alert warning lifted – Wakool River

16 June 2022

The high-level algal warning (Red Alert) issued for the Wakool River at Stoney Crossing and Kyalite has now been cleared.

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

Media Contact – Tony Webber – 0428 613 478

General inquiries – Elizabeth Symes- 0439 199 077

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