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All blue-green algae warnings along the River Murray in Victoria and NSW, and at Cairn Curran Reservoir, have been removed.

Warnings remain in place for Lake Boga.

The Murray Spiny Crayfish season is underway.

Department Health and Human Services is reminding people not to eat crayfish from areas where blue-green algae warnings are in place.

Where a warning has been lifted, wait two weeks to eat the crayfish. This will allow the crayfish to purge their systems of algae.

For more information, visit emergency.vic.gov.au  

 

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. 

Current Warnings

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 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.

 

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:

15 July 2016

Next Expected Update:

22 July 2016
CATCHMENT STATUS FURTHER INFORMATION
Murray Catchment

Murray River

Recently Removed

Warning removed on 24 June 2016. For further information on the removal of the warning click here.

 

 

Dartmouth Dam

No Warning

Hume Dam

No Warning

 

Yarrawonga Weir/Lake Mulwala

No Warning

 

 

Torrumbarry Weir

No Warning

Mildura Weir

No Warning

For further information phone the NSW algae hotline on 1800 999 457 or visit the NSW Office of Water website.

 

 

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

No Warning

 

Loddon Catchment

Cairn Curran Reservoir

Recently Removed

 

Warning removed on 13 July 2016. 

 

 

 

 

Tullaroop Reservoir

No Warning

Laanecoorie Reservoir

No Warning

 

Kerang Lakes

Kangaroo Lake

No Warning

Kow Swamp

No Warning

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 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.

 

Lake Charm

No Warning

Little Lake Charm

No Warning

Racecourse Lake

No Warning

Reedy Lakes (First, Middle & Third)

No Warning
Gunbower Region

Cockatoo Lagoon

No Warning

Taylors Lagoon

No Warning

Gum Lagoon

No Warning

Gunbower Creek

No Warning
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

No Warning

Torrumbarry Irrigation Area

No Warning

There is still a current warning for Lake Boga.

Water Irrigation District STATUS FURTHER INFORMATION

Tresco Irrigation District

No Warning

Woorinen Irrigation District

No Warning

Nyah Irrigation District

No Warning

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

No Warning

 

Lake Moodemere and Sunday Creek, Rutherglen

No Warning

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.