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Blue-green algae Red Alert warning for Chaffey Dam and the Peel River downstream of the storage has been cleared

Algal alerts

Date published: 27 June 2022

The previously issued Red Alert level warning (high alert) for toxic blue-green algae has been cleared for Chaffey Dam located 35 kilometres South-East of Tamworth and the Peel River below the storage.

Blue green algae Red Alert warning lifted – Wakool River

Algal alerts

Date published: 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 Red Alert warning lifted – Willandra Weir

Algal alerts

Date published: 08 June 2022

The high-level algal warning (Red Alert) issued for the Lachlan River at Willandra Weir has now been cleared.

Blue green algae Red Alert warning lifted – Yanga Lake

Algal alerts

Date published: 08 June 2022

WaterNSW has issued a Red Alert (High Alert) advisory for high levels of potentially toxic blue-green algae for Quipolly Dam. Quipolly Dam is located approximately 10km North East of Quirindi.

Blue-green algal red alert issued for Chifley Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 08 June 2022

WaterNSW has issued a Red Alert advisory for high levels of potentially toxic blue-green algae (High Alert) for Chifley Dam on behalf of Bathurst Regional Council. Chifley Dam is located approximately 20km South of Bathurst.

Blue-green algal red alert issued for Chaffey Dam and The Peel River downstream of the storage

Algal alerts

Date published: 30 May 2022

WaterNSW has issued a Red Alert advisory for high levels of potentially toxic blue-green algae at for Chaffey Dam located 35 kilometres South-East of Tamworth. The Peel River below the storage is also on Red Alert (High Alert), water users below the storage should seek alternate water for stock and domestic purposes.

Blue green algae Red Alert warning lifted – Yanga Lake

Algal alerts

Date published: 24 May 2022

The high-level algal warning (Red Alert) issued for Yanga Lake has now been cleared.

Blue-green algal Red Alert issued for Wakool River – Stoney Crossing to Kyalite

Algal alerts

Date published: 24 May 2022

WaterNSW has issued a red alert advisory for high levels of potentially toxic blue-green algae for the Wakool River between Stoney Crossing and Kyalite.

Blue-green algae Red Alert warning for Burrendong Dam cleared

Algal alerts

Date published: 23 May 2022

The previously issued Red Alert level warning (high alert) for toxic blue-green algae has been cleared for Burrendong Dam, located 30 kilometres south-east of Wellington in the Central West region.

Blue-green algal red alert issued for Hume Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 13 May 2022

WaterNSW has issued a red alert advisory for high levels of potentially toxic blue-green algae at Hume Dam.

Blue-Green Algal Red Alert warning lifted for Lake Talbingo

Algal alerts

Date published: 13 May 2022

The red alert warning for blue-green algae in Lake Talbingo was lifted following two consecutive algal sample results of lower than red alert level. While the boat ramp is now on green alert, the O’Hares Campground has no alert for blue-green algae.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Chaffey Dam storage

Algal alerts

Date published: 12 May 2022

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Chaffey Dam located 35 kilometres South-East of Tamworth. The Peel River below the storage is on Green Alert (low alert) however, water users below the storage should apply caution.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Burrendong Dam storage

Algal alerts

Date published: 12 May 2022

A Red Alert warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Burrendong Dam located 30 kilometres south-east of Wellington in the Central West region.

Blue-green algal red alert for Wyangala Dam at the dam wall

Algal alerts

Date published: 11 April 2022

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Wyangala Dam at the dam wall. The alert follows a laboratory analysis report indicating that high levels of potentially toxic, taste and odour causing blue-green algae are present.

Blue-green algal red alert issued for Lake Cargelligo

Algal alerts

Date published: 24 March 2022

WaterNSW has issued a red alert advisory for high levels of blue-green algae at Lake Cargelligo.

Blue-green algal red alert issued for Menindee Lakes

Algal alerts

Date published: 22 March 2022

WaterNSW has issued a red alert advisory for high levels of potentially toxic blue-green algae at Menindee Lakes (including Lakes Wetherell and Pamamaroo).

Blue-green algae Red Alert warning for Quipolly Dam has been cleared

Algal alerts

Date published: 18 March 2022

The previously issued Red Alert level warning (high alert) for toxic blue-green algae has been cleared for the Quipolly Dam on behalf of Liverpool Plains Shire Council. Quipolly Dam is located approximately 10km North East of Quirindi.

Blue-green algae Red Alert warning for Chaffey Dam has been cleared

Algal alerts

Date published: 18 March 2022

The previously issued Red Alert level warning (high alert) for toxic blue-green algae has been cleared for the Chaffey Dam storage located near Tamworth.

Blue-green algal red alert issued for lower Darling River at Burtundy

Algal alerts

Date published: 17 March 2022

WaterNSW has issued a red alert advisory for high levels of potentially toxic blue-green algae at Burtundy downstream from Menindee Lakes along the lower Darling River.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Darling River at Wilcannia and the Darling River downstream Wilcannia

Algal alerts

Date published: 10 March 2022

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for potentially toxic blue-green algae has been issued for Darling River at Wilcannia and the Darling River downstream Wilcannia extending towards Menindee.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Split Rock Dam storage

Algal alerts

Date published: 04 March 2022

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Split Rock Dam located 60 kilometres North-West of Tamworth. The Manilla River below the storage is on Green Alert (low alert) however, water users below the storage should apply caution.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Pindari Dam storage

Algal alerts

Date published: 04 March 2022

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Pindari Dam located 50km north of Inverell.

Blue green algae Red Alert warning lifted – Hume Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 04 March 2022

The high-level algal warning (Red Alert) at Hume Dam has been cleared.

Red, blue-green algal warning lifted for Belubula River downstream of Carcoar Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 01 March 2022

The red alert warning for blue-green algae at Belubula River downstream of Carcoar Dam was lifted following two consecutive algal sample results of lower than red alert level. The site currently has no alert for blue-green algae

Blue-green algal red alert for the Belubula River downstream of Carcoar Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 11 February 2022

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for the Belubula River downstream of Carcoar Dam. The alert follows a laboratory analysis report indicating that high levels of potentially toxic, taste and odour causing blue-green algae are present.

Red, blue-green algal warning lifted for Lake Brewster outlet channel

Algal alerts

Date published: 11 February 2022

The red alert warning for blue-green algae for Lake Brewster outlet channel was lifted following two consecutive algal sample results of lower than red alert level. The site is now on amber alert for blue-green algae.

Blue-green algal Red alert for Talbingo Reservoir

Algal alerts

Date published: 04 February 2022

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Talbingo Reservoir in the upper reaches of the Tumut River following the sighting of an algal related scum. Algal samples will be taken early next week to confirm the red alert.

Blue-green algal Red Alerts for Burrinjuck

Algal alerts

Date published: 19 January 2022

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Burrinjuck Dam (at the dam wall, Burrinjuck Waters State Park and at Woolgarlo). Monitoring indicates that algal concentrations have increased.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Chaffey Dam storage and Peel River downstream Chaffey Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 14 January 2022

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Chaffey Dam located 35 kilometres South-East of Tamworth. The Peel River below the storage is also on Red Alert (high alert) water users below the storage should seek alternate water supplies. Residents of Tamworth should apply caution when recreating in the Peel River and also avoid letting their pets drink from the river.

Blue-green algal red alert issued for Yanga Lake at Regatta Beach

Algal alerts

Date published: 13 January 2022

WaterNSW has issued a red alert for levels of potentially toxic blue-green algae at Yanga Lake in the Yanga National Park near Balranald.

Blue-green algae Red Alert issued for Burrendong Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 02 January 2022

A Red Alert (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Burrendong Dam near Dubbo. The species of blue-green algae identified are potentially toxic and may cause gastroenteritis in humans if consumed and skin and eye irritations after contact. The lake is currently spilling which increases the likelihood of downstream impacts relating to the bloom.

WaterNSW issues blue-green algae red alert for Hume Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 24 December 2021

A red alert level warning (high alert) for potentially toxic blue-green algae has been issued for Hume Dam, following algal testing undertaken by WaterNSW

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Quipolly Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 24 December 2021

Barwon-Regional Algae Coordinating Committee has issued a Red Alert (high alert) warning for blue-green algae for Quipolly Dam on behalf of Liverpool Plains Shire Council. Quipolly Dam is located approximately 10km North East of Quirindi.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Copeton Dam storage

Algal alerts

Date published: 08 November 2021

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Copeton Dam located near Inverell.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Dumaresq Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 03 November 2021

Barwon-Regional Algae Coordinating Committee has issued a Red Alert (high alert) for blue-green algae for Dumaresq Dam on behalf of Armidale Regional Council. Dumaresq Dam is located approximately 10km North West of Armidale and is a popular recreation area for the residents of Armidale and surrounding areas.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Burrendong Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 25 October 2021

A Red Alert warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Burrendong Dam, located in the Central West region, 30 kilometres south-east of Wellington.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Lake Ainsworth

Algal alerts

Date published: 20 October 2021

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Lake Ainsworth in the North Coast region by Ballina Shire Council

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Windamere Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 17 September 2021

A Red Alert warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Windamere Dam, located in the Central West region 30 kilometres south-east of Mudgee. Monitoring by WaterNSW has shown that blue-green algae concentrations have increased.

Blue green algae Red Alert warning lifted at Burrendong Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 24 August 2021

The previously issued high level algal warning (Red Alert) at Burrendong Dam, located 30 kilometres south-east of Wellington in the Central West region, has been lifted.

Blue green algae Red Alert Cleared – Windamere Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 06 July 2021

The previously issued high level algal warning (Red Alert) at Windamere Dam near Mudgee has been cleared.

Blue-green algae Red Alert issued for the Hunter River upstream Glenbawn Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 30 June 2021

A Red Alert warning has been issued for the Hunter River upstream Glenbawn Dam. The Red Alert will apply from Belltrees downstream to the upper reaches of the lake. A Stock Alert is also in place while high concentrations are present. There is currently no alert for Glenbawn Dam.

Blue green algae Red Alert warning lifted at Windamere Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 04 June 2021

The previously issued high level algal warning (Red Alert) at Windamere Dam near Mudgee has been cleared.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Copeton Dam storage

Algal alerts

Date published: 02 June 2021

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Copeton Dam located near Inverell. Monitoring has indicated that concentrations of cyanobacteria has increased again.

Blue-green algal Red alert for Burrinjuck Dam at Good Hope

Algal alerts

Date published: 28 May 2021

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for the Burrinjuck Dam at Good Hope. Monitoring by WaterNSW indicates that algae concentrations have increased again.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Myall Lakes and Myall River

Algal alerts

Date published: 28 May 2021

A Red Alert for blue-green algae has been issued for the southern area of Myall Lakes near Bombah Point and Mungo Brush, and the Myall River downstream towards Hawkes Nest. Sampling has recorded high concentrations at multiple lake sites with further reports of blooms in the downstream river.

Blue-green algae Red Alert warning for Pindari Dam storage has been cleared

Algal alerts

Date published: 19 May 2021

The previously issued Red Alert level warning (high alert) for toxic blue-green algae has been cleared for the Pindari Dam storage located 50km north of Inverell.

Blue green algae Red Alert warning lifted – Red Cliffs and Curlwaa

Algal alerts

Date published: 19 May 2021

The high-level algal warnings (Red Alert) on the lower Murray River at Red Cliffs and Curlwaa have been cleared.

Blue green algae Red Alert warning lifted for the lower Murray River

Algal alerts

Date published: 13 May 2021

High-level algal warnings (Red Alert) at Euston Weir, Mt Dispersion, Buronga, Merbein, Wentworth and Fort Courage along the lower Murray River have been lifted. However, Colignan and Curlwaa remain on Red Alert due to high densities of blue green algae.

Blue green algae Red Alert warning lifted – Moama/Echuca and Tooleybuc on the Murray River

Algal alerts

Date published: 10 May 2021

The high-level algal warnings (Red Alert) for the Murray River at Moama and Tooleybuc have been cleared.

Blue green algae Red Alert warning lifted – Neimur River

Algal alerts

Date published: 06 May 2021

The high-level algal warning (Red Alert) for the Neimur River at Barham has been cleared. Monitoring results show that algal concentrations have declined.

Blue-green algal Red Alert warning lifted for Lake Brewster Outlet Channel

Algal alerts

Date published: 04 May 2021

The red alert warning for blue-green algae for Lake Brewster Outlet Channel has been lifted following two consecutive algal sample results of lower than red alert level. The site is now on green alert for blue-green algae.

Blue-green algae Red Alert warning for Macintyre River at Inverell

Algal alerts

Date published: 27 April 2021

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for toxic blue-green algae has been re-issued for the Macintyre River at Inverell. Monitoring has shown that algae concentrations have increased.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Burrendong Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 22 April 2021

A Red Alert warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Burrendong Dam in the Central West region located 30 kilometres south-east of Wellington. Monitoring shows that algae concentrations have increased prompting this Red alert.

Blue-green algae red alerts update for the Murray River and Neimur River

Algal alerts

Date published: 21 April 2021

Red alert warnings have been issued for the Murray River at Moama/Echuca, Tooleybuc Euston Weir and downstream at Mount Dispersion. Further, a Red Alert is also in place for the Neimur River at Barham-Moulamein Rd. WaterNSW will continue to monitor sites and report the results as soon as they become available.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Windamere Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 20 April 2021

A Red Alert warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Windamere Dam located in the Central West region 30 kilometres south-east of Mudgee. Monitoring has shown that algae concentrations have increased again.

Blue-green algae red alert warnings lifted for Lake Brewster Regulator Channel

Algal alerts

Date published: 16 April 2021

The red alert blue-green algal warning for Lake Brewster Regulator Channel has been lifted following two consecutive algal sample results lower than red alert level. The site is now on green alert for blue-green algae.

Blue-green algal Red Alert for Burrinjuck Dam at Woolgarlo

Algal alerts

Date published: 15 April 2021

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for the Burrinjuck Dam at Woolgarlo. Monitoring has shown that algae concentrations have increased.

Red Alert warning lifted at Toonumbar Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 15 April 2021

The Red Alert at Toonumbar Dam and downstream Iron Pot Creek has now been lifted.

Blue-green algae Red Alert warning lifted in the Murray River at Mildura

Algal alerts

Date published: 14 April 2021

The Red Alert warning (high level) for the lower Murray River at Mildura, including Mildura Marina, has been lifted. Sampling by WaterNSW and Lower Murray Water has shown a decrease in blue-green algal concentrations over the past two weeks at this location.

Blue-Green Algae Red Alert for Neimur River at Barham - Moulamein Rd

Algal alerts

Date published: 14 April 2021

A Red Alert level warning is currently in place for the Neimur River at Barham - Moulamein Rd. Visual observation of blooms had been reported and subsequent sampling has identified potentially toxic blue-green algae at the site.

Blue green algae Red Alert warning lifted at Windamere Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 09 April 2021

The previously issued high level algal warning (Red Alert) at Windamere Dam near Mudgee has been cleared.

Red Alert for blue-green algae at Lake Brewster Regulator Channel

Algal alerts

Date published: 06 April 2021

A Red Alert (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Lake Brewster at the Regulator Channel. The alert follows a laboratory analysis report indicating that blue-green algae are present.

All Red Alerts for blue-green algal lifted for Burrinjuck Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 06 April 2021

The Red Alert warnings for blue-green algae in Burrinjuck Dam have been lifted following favourable algal sample results. Burrinjuck Dam is now on amber alert for blue-green algae.

Blue-green algae Red Alerts for the lower Murray River – Mt Dispersion and d/s Mildura Marina to Wentworth

Algal alerts

Date published: 31 March 2021

A red alert level warning (high alert) is currently in place for the Murray River at Mount Dispersion and from downstream of Mildura Marina to Wentworth. The red alert for Murray River from Red Cliffs to Mildura Marina has been lifted. WaterNSW and Lower Murray Water will continue to monitor sites in the area and report the results as soon as they become available.

Red alert for blue-green algae at Lake Brewster Outlet Channel

Algal alerts

Date published: 26 March 2021

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Lake Brewster Outlet Channel. The alert follows a laboratory analysis result indicating that high levels of blue-green algae are present at this site.

Blue-green algae Red Alert warning for Malpas Dam storage has been cleared

Algal alerts

Date published: 22 March 2021

The previously issued Red Alert level warning (high alert) for toxic blue-green algae has been cleared for the Malpas Dam located North of Armidale.

Blue-green algal Red Alert for Burrinjuck Dam at Good Hope

Algal alerts

Date published: 18 March 2021

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for the Burrinjuck Dam at Good Hope. Monitoring has shown that concentration of algae has increased again.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for the lower Murray River – Red Cliffs Water Treatment Plant to Mildura Weir inclusive

Algal alerts

Date published: 17 March 2021

A red alert level warning (high alert) has been issued for the lower Murray River from Red Cliffs Water Treatment Plant to Mildura Weir inclusive. In addition, downstream locations at Wentworth, Fort Courage and the outlet at Lake Victoria remain on high alert. WaterNSW and Lower Murray Water will continue to monitor sites in the area and report the results as soon as they become available.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for the lower Murray River - downstream of Psyche Bend to Bruce's Bend

Algal alerts

Date published: 12 March 2021

A red alert level warning (high alert) has been issued for the lower Murray River from downstream of Psyche Bend to Bruce’s Bend. Dense surface scums have been observed upstream from Buronga/Mildura. WaterNSW and Lower Murray Water will continue to monitor sites in the area and report the results as soon as they become available.

Blue-green algae alert Lake Victoria outlet

Algal alerts

Date published: 10 March 2021

A red alert level warning (high alert) has been issued for the outlet at Lake Victoria. The results of water quality monitoring conducted by WaterNSW shows potentially toxic blue green algae are now dominant within the algal assemblage.

Blue-green Algae Red Alert for Fitzroy Falls Lake

Algal alerts

Date published: 09 March 2021

A Red Alert level warning for blue-green algae has been issued for Fitzroy Falls Reservoir near Moss Vale. Due to the Red Alert water activities including sailing and fishing will be restricted while blue-green algae concentrations remain high. Fitzroy Falls picnic area will remain open to the public with water supply not affected by the bloom.

Blue-green algal Red alert for Burrinjuck Waters State Park

Algal alerts

Date published: 09 March 2021

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for the Burrinjuck Dam at Burrinjuck Waters State Park. Monitoring by WNSW has shown that algal concentrations have increased.

Blue-green algae lower Murray River at Wentworth

Algal alerts

Date published: 09 March 2021

A red alert level warning (high alert) has been issued for the lower Murray River at Wentworth, as dense surface scums remain persistent within the weir pool. Water quality monitoring has been conducted and WaterNSW will report the results as soon as they become available.

Blue-green algae Red Alert warning for Chaffey Dam storage has been cleared

Algal alerts

Date published: 04 March 2021

The previously issued Red Alert level warning (high alert) for toxic blue-green algae has been cleared for the Chaffey Dam located near Tamworth. This follows two consecutive test results below red alert threshold.

Blue-green algae lower Murray River Fort Courage

Algal alerts

Date published: 04 March 2021

A red alert level warning (high alert) has been issued for the lower Murray River at Fort Courage. WaterNSW will continue to monitor sites in the area and will report the results as soon as they become available.

Blue-green algal red alert warning lifted for Burrinjuck Waters State Park

Algal alerts

Date published: 02 March 2021

The red alert warning for blue-green algae for Burrinjuck Waters State Park was lifted following two consecutive algal sample results of lower than red alert level. The site is now on amber alert for blue-green algae.

Blue green algae Red Alert warning lifted for the lower Murray River

Algal alerts

Date published: 26 February 2021

The high-level algal warning (Red Alert) for the lower Murray River has been lifted. Monitoring conducted by WaterNSW and Lower Murray Water shows concentrations of blue-green algae have declined, prompting the lifting of the Red Alert.

Red alert for blue-green algae at the dam wall in Carcoar Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 24 February 2021

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Carcoar Dam. The alert follows a laboratory analysis report indicating that high levels of blue-green algae are present at this site. Algal warning signs have been placed at strategic locations at the dam.

Blue-green algae Red Alert warning for Split Rock Dam storage has been cleared

Algal alerts

Date published: 24 February 2021

The previously issued Red Alert level warning (high alert) for toxic blue-green algae has been cleared for the Split Rock Dam located near Manilla.

Blue-green algal Red Alert warning lifted for the Lachlan River at Corrong

Algal alerts

Date published: 24 February 2021

The red alert warning for blue-green algae for the Lachlan River at Corrong has been lifted following two consecutive algal sample results of lower than red alert level. The site is now on amber alert for blue-green algae.

Red alert for blue-green algae at Lake Brewster Outlet Channel.

Algal alerts

Date published: 23 February 2021

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been reissued for Lake Brewster outlet Channel. The alert follows a laboratory analysis report indicating that high levels of blue-green algae are present at this site.

Red alert warning for blue-green algal lifted for Burrinjuck Dam at Good Hope

Algal alerts

Date published: 23 February 2021

The red alert warning for blue-green algae for Burrinjuck Dam at Good Hope has been lifted following two consecutive algal sample results of lower than red alert level. The site is now on amber alert for blue-green algae.

Red blue-green algal warning lifted for Lake Brewster Outlet Channel

Algal alerts

Date published: 19 February 2021

The red alert warning for blue-green algae from Lake Brewster Outlet Channel has been lifted following two consecutive algal sample results of lower than red alert level. The site is now on amber alert for blue-green algae.

Blue green algae Red Alert warning lifted – Colignan to Nichols Point on the Murray River

Algal alerts

Date published: 18 February 2021

The high-level algal warning (Red Alert) for the lower Murray River from Colignan to Nichols Point has been cleared. Downstream the high alert warning remains in place for the river from Buronga to Wentworth Weir.

Blue-green algae lower Murray River extended to include Wentworth Weir

Algal alerts

Date published: 12 February 2021

The red alert level warning (high alert) issued for the lower Murray River has been extended due to the occurrence of dense and persistent surface scums that have been observed over the past few days at Wentworth. The high-level warning remains current for Colignan to Merbein and now includes the downstream section of the river to Wentworth Weir.

Whole of Burrinjuck Dam on Red alert for blue-green algae

Algal alerts

Date published: 10 February 2021

The latest laboratory result for the Dam Wall sampling site indicates that this site is on red alert for blue-green algae. As the other three algal monitoring sites are already on red alert, the whole of Burrinjuck Dam storage is on red alert for blue-green algae.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Chaffey Dam storage

Algal alerts

Date published: 09 February 2021

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Chaffey Dam located 35 kilometres South-East of Tamworth. The Peel River below the storage is on Green Alert (low alert) however, water users below the storage should apply caution.

Blue-green algal Red alert for Burrinjuck Waters State Park

Algal alerts

Date published: 04 February 2021

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for the Burrinjuck Dam at Burrinjuck Waters State Park. Previously declared Red Alerts for Goodhope and Woolgarlo also remain in place.

Blue-green algae Red Alert warning lifted - Mt Dispersion and downstream from Merbein to Lock 9

Algal alerts

Date published: 04 February 2021

The high-level algal warning (Red Alert) for the lower Murray River downstream from Merbein to Lock 9 has been cleared. Upstream the high alert warning at Mt Dispersion has also been lifted. Monitoring conducted by WaterNSW and Lower Murray Water has shown that concentrations of blue-green algae have declined prompting the lifting of Red Alerts.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Copeton Dam storage

Algal alerts

Date published: 04 February 2021

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Copeton Dam located near Inverell. Monitoring by WaterNSW has shown that algae levels have increased in the storage.

Blue-green algae Red Alert warning for Chaffey Dam storage has been cleared

Algal alerts

Date published: 04 February 2021

The previously issued Red Alert level warning (high alert) for toxic blue-green algae has been cleared for the Chaffey Dam located near Tamworth.

Red Alert warning lifted at Clarrie Hall Dam in the North Coast

Algal alerts

Date published: 03 February 2021

The red alert at Clarrie Hall Dam in the North Coast region has now been lifted as blue green algae concentrations have reduced over the past two weeks. Clarrie Hall Dam is currently at Green Alert indicating blue green algae concentrations are low.

Blue-green algae along the Lower Darling River

Algal alerts

Date published: 03 February 2021

A red alert level warning (high alert) has been issued for the lower Darling River below Menindee Lakes and downstream to Burtundy. Surface scums have been observed and the current bloom is widespread. WaterNSW has increased sampling at all monitoring sites in the area impacted and will report the results as soon as they become available.

Blue - green algae Red Alert warning lifted for the Barwon River at Mungindi

Algal alerts

Date published: 03 February 2021

The previously issued high level algal warning (Red Alert) at Mungindi has been cleared.

Blue-green algal Red alert for Burrinjuck Dam at Woolgarlo

Algal alerts

Date published: 27 January 2021

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for the Burrinjuck Dam at Woolgarlo.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for the lower Murray River Extended Upstream from Red Cliffs to Nangiloc

Algal alerts

Date published: 22 January 2021

The red alert level warning (high alert) previously issued for the lower Murray River (Red Cliffs to Lock 9 remains in place. This current Red Alert declaration covers the reach upstream from Red Cliffs to Nangiloc. The latest testing conducted by local water authorities shows high concentrations of blue green algae present. Levels of blue green algae in other sections of the river continue to fluctuate.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Macintyre River at Inverell

Algal alerts

Date published: 22 January 2021

A red alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Lake Inverell and for the Macintyre River extending to approximately 20km upstream and 50km downstream of Inverell.

Update Blue-green algae Red Alert for the lower Murray River Downstream from Wentworth

Algal alerts

Date published: 20 January 2021

The red alert level warning (high alert) previously issued for the lower Murray River (Red Cliffs to Wentworth) remains current. A new Red Alert has now been declared for an additional downstream reach, that is, from Wentworth to Lock 9 and includes Fort Courage. This declaration of a red alert follows testing undertaken by WaterNSW and local water authorities. Levels of blue green algae in other sections of the river continue to fluctuate.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Clarrie Hall Dam on the North Coast

Algal alerts

Date published: 15 January 2021

A Red Alert warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Clarrie Hall Dam by Tweed Shire Council due to increasing concentration of blue-green algae in the storage.

Update Blue-green algae Red Alert for the lower Murray River

Algal alerts

Date published: 12 January 2021

The red alert level warning (high alert) previously issued for the lower Murray River (Red Cliffs to Mildura) remains current. A new Red Alert has now been declared for a 50 km reach of river immediately downstream, that is, from Mildura to Wentworth. This declaration of a red alert follows testing undertaken by Water NSW and local water authorities. Levels of blue green algae in other sections of the river continue to fluctuate.

Red alert for blue-green algae downstream of Lake Brewster

Algal alerts

Date published: 08 January 2021

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued from Lake Brewster outlet in Mountain Creek and down the Lachlan River to Willandra Weir.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Mt Dispersion, Wentworth Weir on Murray

Algal alerts

Date published: 30 December 2020

A red alert level warning (high alert) for potentially toxic blue-green algae has been issued for Mt Dispersion and Wentworth Weir on the Murray River. This alert is based on routine algal sampling and a dense visual scum observed at Wentworth.

Blue-green algae Red Alert issued for Windamere Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 15 December 2020

A Red Alert warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Windamere Dam located in the Central West region 30 kilometres south-east of Mudgee.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Chaffey Dam storage

Algal alerts

Date published: 15 December 2020

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Chaffey Dam located 30 km South East of Tamworth.

Blue green algae Red Alert warning for Pindari Dam lifted

Algal alerts

Date published: 03 December 2020

The previously issued Red Alert level warning (high alert) for toxic blue-green algae has been cleared for the Pindari Dam located North of Inverell.

Blue green algae Red Alert warning for Macintyre River at Boggabilla has been cleared

Algal alerts

Date published: 03 December 2020

The previously issued Red Alert level warning (high alert) for toxic blue-green algae has been cleared for Macintyre River at Boggabilla.

Blue green algae Red Alert warning for Keepit Dam lifted

Algal alerts

Date published: 03 December 2020

The previously issued Red Alert level warning (high alert) for toxic blue-green algae has been cleared for the Keepit Dam located West of Tamworth.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Chifley Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 04 November 2020

A Red Alert warning (high alert) for blue-green algae at Chifley Dam located in the Central West region 20 kilometres south of Bathurst.

Red Alert warning lifted at Lake Ainsworth

Algal alerts

Date published: 03 November 2020

The red alert at Lake Ainsworth on the North Coast has now been lifted as blue green algae concentrations have declined over the past two weeks.

Blue-green algae Red Alert issued for Keepit Dam

Algal alerts

Date published: 28 October 2020

A red alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Keepit Dam located 50km North-West of Tamworth.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Lake Ainsworth

Algal alerts

Date published: 20 October 2020

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Lake Ainsworth in the North Coast region by Ballina Shire Council.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Pindari Dam storage

Algal alerts

Date published: 21 September 2020

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Pindari Dam located North of Inverell.

Blue-green algae Red Alert for Copeton Dam storage

Algal alerts

Date published: 15 September 2020

A Red Alert level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for Copeton Dam located near Inverell.

Blue-green algae Red Alert warning for Copeton Dam storage has been cleared

Algal alerts

Date published: 28 July 2020

The previously issued Red Alert level warning (high alert) for toxic blue-green algae has been cleared for the Copeton Dam storage

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