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Blue Green algae strikes again

Thumper 5 January 2010 4

In case anyone missed this, being that it was released New Years Eve, swimmers have again been banned from parts of Canberra’s Lake Burley Griffin because of high levels of blue-green algae.

An extreme alert level has been issued for the East Basin, Lotus Bay and Yarralumla Beach.

Boating is still allowed.

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4 Responses to Blue Green algae strikes again
Thumper Thumper 9:44 am 08 Jan 10

Maybe they will melt? Or turn into mutant humanoid frogs?

ErkzO ErkzO 1:23 am 08 Jan 10

I saw people swimming in that 1 week ago. What are those idiots doing. I dont really care but it is not the smartest thing.

troll-sniffer troll-sniffer 12:02 pm 07 Jan 10

I blame speed cameras. Previously motorists in the catchment area reduced the fertiliser residue to fine wind-blown dust, now it is allowed to settle and run off into creeks and the lake.

Friska Friska 9:54 am 07 Jan 10

Why would you want to swim in LBG? Do people actually swim in that!!

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