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Blue-green algae warnings have recently been removed along the River Murray from Hume Dam to Yarrawonga Weir inclusive, Torgannah Lagoon, Laanecoorie Reservoir and Hepburns Lagoon.

Scroll further down the page to find out the blue-green algae status of the specific waterbody or area you are interested in.

For more information on blue-green algae, see our fact sheet. For more information on blue-green algae and duck hunting, see the GMA's duck hunting and blue-green algae fact sheet.

A map of the current areas affected by the outbreak is shown below. A full size version of the map is available to download and you can also download the latest Incident Control Centre community newsletter.

Please note that not all areas affected by a blue-green algae outbreak are shown on the map.

Blue-green algae map

 

Current Warnings

Murray River

Goulburn-Murray Water is advising the public to avoid contact with water in the River Murray from downstream of Yarrawonga Weir/Lake Mulwala to Lock 9 Weir Pool, including Echuca and Mildura. 

Warning signs have been placed at major recreational areas.

For further information on the warning click here.

For further information on blue-green algae see our fact sheet.

Nyah

Goulburn-Murray Water is advising the public to avoid contact with water in the Nyah Irrigation District after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae.

For further information on blue-green algae see our fact sheet.

Torrumbarry Irrigation Area

Goulburn-Murray Water is advising customers that high levels of blue-green algae have been detected in the Torrumbarry Irrigation Area east of the Loddon River,  the entire Number 7 Channel system, the Reedy Lakes, Little Lake Charm, Racecourse Lake, Kangaroo Lake, Little Murray River from Fish Point Weir to Little Murray Weir, the Tresco Pumped Irrigation District, the Number 2 Channel west of the Loddon River in the Dingwall and Wandella districts and the Loddon River at Kerang Weir Pool and downstream to the River Murray.

It is recommended that alternative supplies for stock drinking be used. People should avoid skin contact.

Stock and other animals should also be kept away from recently irrigated areas.

Watering of edible garden plants should be avoided.

For further information on blue-green algae see our fact sheet.

Mildura Weir

The public is advised to avoid contact with water in the River Murray from Red Cliffs to Lock 9 Weir Pool, including Mildura Weir, Merbein and Wentworth, after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae. 

For further information on the warning phone the NSW algae hotline on 1800 999 457 or visit the NSW Office of Water website and Lower Murray Water's website.

For further information on blue-green algae see our fact sheet.

 

Little Lake Charm

Goulburn-Murray Water is advising the public to avoid contact with water in Little Lake Charm after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae.

For further information on blue-green algae see our fact sheet.

Kangaroo Lake

Goulburn-Murray Water is advising the public to avoid contact with water in Kangaroo Lake and the Number 7 Channel system after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae.

For further information on blue-green algae see our fact sheet.

Tresco Pumped Irrigation District

Goulburn-Murray Water is advising the public to avoid contact with water in the Tresco Pumped Irrigation District after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae.

For further information on blue-green algae see our fact sheet.

Racecourse Lake

Goulburn-Murray Water is advising the public to avoid contact with water in Racecourse Lake and the 3/7 Channel after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae.

For further information on blue-green algae see our fact sheet.

Reedy Lakes (First, Middle & Third)

Goulburn-Murray Water is advising the public to avoid contact with water in the Reedy Lakes (First, Middle and Third) after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae.

For further information on blue-green algae see our fact sheet.

Kow Swamp

Goulburn-Murray Water is advising the public to avoid contact with water in Kow Swamp after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae.

For further information on blue-green algae see our fact sheet.

Lake Moodemere and Sunday Creek, Rutherglen

Goulburn-Murray Water is advising customers that high levels of blue-green algae have been detected in Lake Moodemere (near Rutherglen) and Sunday Creek, which is supplied from Lake Moodemere.

It is recommended that alternative supplies for stock drinking be used. People should avoid skin contact.

Stock and other animals should also be kept away from recently irrigated areas.

For further information on blue-green algae see our fact sheet.

Torrumbarry Weir & River Murray

Goulburn-Murray Water is advising the public to avoid contact with water in the River Murray from downstream of Yarrawonga Weir/Lake Mulwala to Lock 9 Weir Pool and parts of the Torrumbarry Irrigation Area after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae. 

Warning signs have been placed at major recreational areas.

For further information on the warning click here.

For further information on blue-green algae see our fact sheet.

Gunbower Creek

Goulburn-Murray Water is advising the public to avoid contact with water in the National Channel, Gunbower Creek, including adjoining lagoons, and Taylors Creek, after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae.

For further information on blue-green algae see our fact sheet.

Murray Valley Irrigation Area

Goulburn-Murray Water is advising customers that high levels of blue-green algae have been detected in the Murray Valley Irrigation Area and Broken and Nine Mile Creeks.

It is recommended that alternative supplies for stock drinking be used. People should avoid skin contact.

Stock and other animals should also be kept away from recently irrigated areas.

Watering of edible garden plants should be avoided.

For further information on the warning click here.

For further information on blue-green algae see our fact sheet.

 

Lake Boga

Goulburn-Murray Water is advising the public to avoid contact with water in Lake Boga after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae.

Warning signs are being placed at major recreational areas.

For further information on the warning click here.

For further information on blue-green algae see our fact sheet.

 

Cairn Curran Reservoir

Goulburn-Murray Water is advising the public to avoid contact with water in Cairn Curran Reservoir after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae.

Warning signs have been placed at major recreational areas.

For further information on the warning click here.

For further information on the blue-green algae see our fact sheet.

 

Gum Lagoon

Woorinen

Goulburn-Murray Water is advising the public to avoid contact with water in the Woorinen Irrigation District after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae.

For further information on blue-green algae see our fact sheet.

Cockatoo Lagoon

Taylors Lagoon

Report a suspected event

Suspected events can be reported online or ring the Blue-green Algae Hotline (03) 5826 3785.

Know the facts

When a warning has been issued for high levels of blue-green algae make informed decisions on water usage by reading GMW blue-green algae frequently asked questions.

Current Advice

Date Last Updated:

27 May 2016

Next Expected Update:

03 June 2016
CATCHMENT STATUS FURTHER INFORMATION
Murray Catchment

Murray River

Warning

Goulburn-Murray Water is advising the public to avoid contact with water in the River Murray from downstream of Yarrawonga Weir/Lake Mulwala to Lock 9 Weir Pool, including Echuca and Mildura. 

Warning signs have been placed at major recreational areas.

For further information on the warning click here.

For further information on blue-green algae see our fact sheet.

Dartmouth Dam

No Warning

Hume Dam

Recently Removed

Yarrawonga Weir/Lake Mulwala

Recently Removed

 

 

Torrumbarry Weir & River Murray

Warning

Goulburn-Murray Water is advising the public to avoid contact with water in the River Murray from downstream of Yarrawonga Weir/Lake Mulwala to Lock 9 Weir Pool and parts of the Torrumbarry Irrigation Area after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae. 

Warning signs have been placed at major recreational areas.

For further information on the warning click here.

For further information on blue-green algae see our fact sheet.

Mildura Weir

Warning

The public is advised to avoid contact with water in the River Murray from Red Cliffs to Lock 9 Weir Pool, including Mildura Weir, Merbein and Wentworth, after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae. 

For further information on the warning phone the NSW algae hotline on 1800 999 457 or visit the NSW Office of Water website and Lower Murray Water's website.

For further information on blue-green algae see our fact sheet.

 

Ovens Catchment

Lake Buffalo

No Warning

Lake William Hovell

No Warning
Broken Catchment

Lake Nillahcootie

No Warning
Goulburn Catchment

Lake Eildon including Bonnie Doon

No Warning

Goulburn Weir/Lake Nagambie

No Warning

Waranga Basin

No Warning

Greens Lake

No Warning
Campaspe Catchment

Lake Eppalock

No Warning
Bullarook Creek Catchment

Newlyn Reservoir

No Warning

Hepburns Lagoon

Recently Removed
Loddon Catchment

Cairn Curran Reservoir

Warning

Goulburn-Murray Water is advising the public to avoid contact with water in Cairn Curran Reservoir after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae.

Warning signs have been placed at major recreational areas.

For further information on the warning click here.

For further information on the blue-green algae see our fact sheet.

 

Tullaroop Reservoir

No Warning

Laanecoorie Reservoir

Recently Removed
Kerang Lakes

Kangaroo Lake

Warning

Goulburn-Murray Water is advising the public to avoid contact with water in Kangaroo Lake and the Number 7 Channel system after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae.

For further information on blue-green algae see our fact sheet.

Kow Swamp

Warning

Goulburn-Murray Water is advising the public to avoid contact with water in Kow Swamp after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae.

For further information on blue-green algae see our fact sheet.

Lake Boga

Warning

Goulburn-Murray Water is advising the public to avoid contact with water in Lake Boga after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae.

Warning signs are being placed at major recreational areas.

For further information on the warning click here.

For further information on blue-green algae see our fact sheet.

 

Lake Charm

No Warning

Little Lake Charm

Warning

Goulburn-Murray Water is advising the public to avoid contact with water in Little Lake Charm after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae.

For further information on blue-green algae see our fact sheet.

Racecourse Lake

Warning

Goulburn-Murray Water is advising the public to avoid contact with water in Racecourse Lake and the 3/7 Channel after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae.

For further information on blue-green algae see our fact sheet.

Reedy Lakes (First, Middle & Third)

Warning

Goulburn-Murray Water is advising the public to avoid contact with water in the Reedy Lakes (First, Middle and Third) after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae.

For further information on blue-green algae see our fact sheet.

Gunbower Region

Cockatoo Lagoon

Warning

Taylors Lagoon

Warning

Gum Lagoon

Warning

Gunbower Creek

Warning

Goulburn-Murray Water is advising the public to avoid contact with water in the National Channel, Gunbower Creek, including adjoining lagoons, and Taylors Creek, after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae.

For further information on blue-green algae see our fact sheet.

Irrigation Area STATUS FURTHER INFORMATION

Shepparton Irrigation Area

No Warning

Central Goulburn Irrigation Area

No Warning

Rochester Campaspe Irrigation Area

No Warning

Loddon Valley Irrigation Area

No Warning

Murray Valley Irrigation Area

Warning

Goulburn-Murray Water is advising customers that high levels of blue-green algae have been detected in the Murray Valley Irrigation Area and Broken and Nine Mile Creeks.

It is recommended that alternative supplies for stock drinking be used. People should avoid skin contact.

Stock and other animals should also be kept away from recently irrigated areas.

Watering of edible garden plants should be avoided.

For further information on the warning click here.

For further information on blue-green algae see our fact sheet.

 

Torrumbarry Irrigation Area

Warning

Goulburn-Murray Water is advising customers that high levels of blue-green algae have been detected in the Torrumbarry Irrigation Area east of the Loddon River,  the entire Number 7 Channel system, the Reedy Lakes, Little Lake Charm, Racecourse Lake, Kangaroo Lake, Little Murray River from Fish Point Weir to Little Murray Weir, the Tresco Pumped Irrigation District, the Number 2 Channel west of the Loddon River in the Dingwall and Wandella districts and the Loddon River at Kerang Weir Pool and downstream to the River Murray.

It is recommended that alternative supplies for stock drinking be used. People should avoid skin contact.

Stock and other animals should also be kept away from recently irrigated areas.

Watering of edible garden plants should be avoided.

For further information on blue-green algae see our fact sheet.

Water Irrigation District STATUS FURTHER INFORMATION

Tresco Pumped Irrigation District

Warning

Goulburn-Murray Water is advising the public to avoid contact with water in the Tresco Pumped Irrigation District after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae.

For further information on blue-green algae see our fact sheet.

Woorinen

Warning

Goulburn-Murray Water is advising the public to avoid contact with water in the Woorinen Irrigation District after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae.

For further information on blue-green algae see our fact sheet.

Nyah

Warning

Goulburn-Murray Water is advising the public to avoid contact with water in the Nyah Irrigation District after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae.

For further information on blue-green algae see our fact sheet.

Tungamah Water/Irrigation District

No Warning

East Loddon

No Warning

West Loddon

No Warning

Normanville

No Warning
Other Locations in G-MW Region STATUS FURTHER INFORMATION

Torgannah Lagoon

Recently Removed

Lake Moodemere and Sunday Creek, Rutherglen

Warning

Goulburn-Murray Water is advising customers that high levels of blue-green algae have been detected in Lake Moodemere (near Rutherglen) and Sunday Creek, which is supplied from Lake Moodemere.

It is recommended that alternative supplies for stock drinking be used. People should avoid skin contact.

Stock and other animals should also be kept away from recently irrigated areas.

For further information on blue-green algae see our fact sheet.

Blue-green Algae Hotline

In addition to this web page, details on the current warnings can be obtained via the G-MW Blue-green Algae Hotline (03) 5826 3785. 

Both the hotline and web page are updated as soon as new information is received. The Hotline can also be used to report a suspected outbreak of blue-green algae. 

Blue-green Algae Facts

When a warning has been issued for high levels of blue-green algae the GMW blue-green algae fact sheet can be used to make informed decisions on water usage.

  • For more information on blue-green algae health effects, click here.
  • For information on private drinking water supplies, click here.
  • For more information on blue-green algae and irrigation water, click here.
  • For more information on blue-green algae and duck hunting, click here.

Warning signs

When a warning is issued signs may be placed at major designated recreational areas such as boat ramps, picnic areas and toilet blocks.