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BLUE-GREEN ALGAE OUTBREAK

February 25, 2022

Tests have confirmed a toxic blue-green algae bloom is affecting Lake Bullen Merri near Camperdown.

Blue-green algae may cause harm to humans and animals. Warning signs have been installed around Lake Bullen Merri.People should avoid any direct contact with the water, and this includes swimming, fishing and boating activities.

If you do come into contact with any water at the lake, wash immediately with fresh water. Do not eat any whole fish, shellfish or crustaceans from the lake. Fish caught from affected water should have its gills and guts removed prior to cooking.

Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning will continue monitoring the lake until the bloom disperses and advise when the lake is safe for use again.

More information about blue-green algae can be found here.

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