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Warnings and alerts

Blue green algae alert lifted in both the Murray and Edward rivers

24 June 2016

The Murray and Sunraysia Regional Algal Coordinating Committees, Goulburn Murray Water and Lower Murray Water, today lifted the red alert warning for blue-green algae in the Murray River from downstream of Yarrawonga to Moama/Echuca and from Merbein to Lock 9.

There are no longer any reaches of the Murray River on red alert.

The red alert warning for blue-green algae was also lifted in the Edward River.

A red alert warning for blue-green algae remains in the Wakool River upstream of the Wakool–Barham Road Bridge.

DPI Water and local water authorities will continue to monitor the algae and the remaining red alert will be lifted as soon as the high levels of algae dissipate.

Information for landholders regarding stock and crops can be found here:

http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/agriculture/resources/water/quality/publications/blue-green-algae

Information on health impacts can be found here:

http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/environment/water/Pages/water-recreational.aspx

Information updates about blue-green algae blooms and red level warning areas can be obtained from the Regional Algal Coordinating Committee freecall Algal Information Hotline on 1800 999 457 or visit – www.water.nsw.gov.au.

NSW Department Primary Industries is a lead agency in responding to biosecurity emergencies. For information on current pest and disease outbreaks head to the DPI website.

For a summary of valid weather warning alerts currently issued for New South Wales go to the Bureau of Meteorology website.

You can also seek advice and assistance from Local Land Services on 1300 795 299 during business hours from Monday to Friday.