Goulburn-Murray Water (G-MW) has removed the warning for blue-green algae at Laanecoorie Reservoir following a significant decline in algae levels.
While blue-green algae is still present, water quality monitoring and visual inspections over the past week have revealed that the blue-green algae is no longer at levels considered unsafe for recreation.
The warning for blue-green algae was initially issued on 16 February 2012, and now levels have declined warning signs around Laanecoorie Reservoir will be removed.
G‑MW will continue to conduct regular water quality monitoring and observations throughout the year. If blue-green algae reach levels deemed unsafe by national health guidelines, G-MW will issue a blue-green algae warning. All updates are published at www.g-mwater.com.au/bluegreenalgae-alert.
The warning issued for Lake Eppalock on 25 January 2012 remains current.
Water users and customers are advised to remain vigilant for signs of blue-green algae in all lakes, waterways and in the irrigation system, as there may be isolated patches present. Suspected blooms can be reported to the blue-green algae hotline on phone (03) 5826 3785.
Water users are reminded that all water supplied by G-MW is unfit for human consumption, directly or indirectly, without first being properly treated.
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