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Extreme warning over Lake Tuggeranong Blue Green Algae

By johnboy - 3 December 2012 0

Environment and Sustainable Development are very worried about the algae in Lake Tuggeranong:

The Environment and Sustainable Development Directorate has issued an extreme alert level for blue-green algae in Lake Tuggeranong. As exposure to this level of blue-green algae carries an increased health risk, the lake is closed to primary-contact recreation.

This action has been taken in accordance with the

ACT Guidelines for Recreational Water Quality following advice from ACT Health.

Primary-contact recreation means recreation that involves whole-body water contact or submersion of the head. Examples include swimming, diving, waterskiing and windsurfing. Secondary-contact recreation such as rowing, fishing, boating and canoeing will still be permitted, however, people should not engage in secondary-contact recreation unless:

— they are experienced;
— they are informed of the algae risks and what to do if contact occurs;
— they do not engage in primary-contact during the recreation; and
— shower facilities, with suitable water, are available for washing after the recreation.

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