Blue-Green Algae

Warnings and public alerts

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Cairn Curran Reservoir

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Dartmouth Dam

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Greens Lake

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Hume Dam

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

 

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Kangaroo Lake

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Laanecoorie Reservoir

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Lake Boga

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Lake Buffalo

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Lake Charm

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Warning

Lake Eildon

Warning

Goulburn-Murray Water is continuing to warn the public to avoid contact with water in Lake Eildon due to high levels of blue-green algae.

The warning was issued in July 2020 and applies to all locations of Lake Eildon.
Lake Eildon includes the Main Arm near Eildon Township, Goughs Bay, Jamieson, Delatite and Bonnie Doon.
It also applies to shallow and deep parts of the Lake.

Blue-green algae are very small and are present across the entire lake even when there is no obvious change to the colour of water.
There are certainly areas of Lake Eildon where there are visible signs of blue-green algae, however this does not mean the areas that appear clear are safe.

Visitors to Lake Eildon can still sightsee and enjoy other activities that do not involve direct contact with the water.

It is recommended that GMW customers seek alternative supplies.

For further information on the blue-green algae see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Warning

Tullaroop Reservoir

Warning

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

Visitors to Tullaroop Reservoir can still sightsee and enjoy other activities that do not involve direct contact with the water.

It is recommended that alternative supplies for stock drinking be used.
Stock and pets should be kept away from the water.
Watering of edible garden plants should be avoided.

For further information on the blue-green algae see our Frequently Asked Questions.

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Lake Eppalock

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Warning

Lake Nagambie/Goulburn Weir - Turner Island Backwater East and West - near Kirwans Bridge

Warning

Goulburn-Murray Water is warning the public to avoid contact with water in Turner Island East and West Backwater near Kirwans Bridge after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae.

There is no current warning for the other waters of Nagambie Lakes however as a precaution GMW recommends the public avoid any scums should they appear.

For further information on the warning see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Click here to download a map of the Turner Island Warning Area.

Caution

Nagambie Waterways and Goulburn Weir

Caution

Goulburn-Murray Water is investigating reports that there are scums and discoloured water present in the Nagambie Waterways and Goulburn Weir.

As a precaution GMW recommends the public avoid any scums.

For further information on the blue-green algae see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Warning

Hepburns Lagoon

Warning

Goulburn-Murray Water is warning the public to avoid contact with water in Hepburns Lagoon after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae.

It is recommended that alternative supplies for stock drinking be used.
Stock and pets should be kept away from the water.
Watering of edible garden plants should be avoided.

For further information on the blue-green algae see our Frequently Asked Questions.

Warning

Lake Nillahcootie

Warning

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

Visitors to Lake Nillahcootie can still sightsee and enjoy other activities that do not involve direct contact with the water.

It is recommended that alternative supplies for stock drinking be used.
Stock and pets should be kept away from the water.
Watering of edible garden plants should be avoided.

For further information on the blue-green algae see our Frequently Asked Questions.

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Lake William Hovell

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Warning

Broken Creek

Warning

Goulburn-Murray Water is warning the public to avoid contact with water in the Broken Creek from the confluence with the Nine Mile Creek (near Walshs Bridge) to the Murray River after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae.

It is recommended that alternative supplies for stock drinking be used.
Stock and pets should be kept away from the water.
Watering of edible garden plants should be avoided.

For further information on the warning click here

For further information on the blue-green algae see our Frequently Asked Questions.

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Little Lake Charm

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A warning is no longer current for Little Lake Charm.

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Newlyn Reservoir

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Racecourse Lake

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First Reedy Lake

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A warning is no longer current for First Reedy Lake.

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Middle Reedy Lake

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A warning is no longer current for Middle Reedy Lake.

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Torrumbarry Weir

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Waranga Basin

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Yarrawonga Weir/Lake Mulwala

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Murray River

No Current Warning

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

Goulburn-Murray Water have issued a warning for Yarrawonga Weir/Lake Mulwala, see above/below for further details.

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Central Goulburn Irrigation Area Channels

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Loddon Valley Irrigation Area Channels East of the Loddon River

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Murray Valley Irrigation Area Channels

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Torgannah Lagoon

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Rochester Irrigation Area Channels

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Warning

Shepparton Irrigation Area Channel SP2/3/25

Warning

Goulburn-Murray Water is warning the public to avoid contact with water in Shepparton Irrigation Area Channel SP2/3/25 after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae.

It is recommended that alternative supplies for stock drinking be used.
Stock and pets should be kept away from the water.
Watering of edible garden plants should be avoided.

A letter has been sent to affected customers.
For further information on the blue-green algae see our Frequently Asked Questions.

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West Loddon Water District

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Tungamah Water District

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Normanville Water District

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East Loddon Water District

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Tresco Irrigation District

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Woorinen Irrigation District

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Nyah Irrigation District

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Torrumbarry Irrigation Area - Cockatoo Lagoon

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Torrumbarry Irrigation Area - Gum Lagoon

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Torrumbarry Irrigation Area - Gunbower Creek

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Torrumbarry Irrigation Area - Loddon River Kerang Weir

Recently Removed

A warning is no longer current for the Loddon River

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Torrumbarry Irrigation Area - Little Murray River

No Current Warning

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Torrumbarry Irrigation Area - Macorna Main Channel System

Recently Removed

A warning is no longer current for the Macorna Main (No.2) Channel System.

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Torrumbarry Irrigation Area - National Channel

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Torrumbarry Irrigation Area - No 1 Lagoon

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Warning

Torrumbarry Irrigation Area - No 2 Lagoon

Warning

Goulburn-Murray Water is warning the public to avoid contact with water in the No.2 Lagoon after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae.

It is recommended that alternative supplies for stock drinking be used.
Stock and pets should be kept away from the water.
Watering of edible garden plants should be avoided.

For further information on the blue-green algae see our Frequently Asked Questions.

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Torrumbarry Irrigation Area - No 3 Lagoon

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Torrumbarry Irrigation Area - No 4 Lagoon

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Torrumbarry Irrigation Area - Part of the No. 7 Channel

Recently Removed

A warning is no longer current for the No.7 Channel.

Warning

Torrumbarry Irrigation Area - No.1 Channel

Warning

Goulburn-Murray Water is warning the public to avoid contact with water in the No.1 Channel including spur channels and pipelines downstream of Semples Road, after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae.

It is recommended that alternative supplies for stock drinking be used.
Stock and pets should be kept away from the water.
Watering of edible garden plants should be avoided.

For further information on the blue-green algae see our Frequently Asked Questions.

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Torrumbarry Irrigation Area - Pyramid Creek System

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A warning is no longer current for the Box/Pyramid Creek Channel System.

No Current Warning

Torrumbarry Irrigation Area - Taylors Creek

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Torrumbarry Irrigation Area - Taylors Lagoon

No Current Warning

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Kow Swamp

Recently Removed

A warning is no longer current for Kow Swamp.

Last Updated

15 January 2021

Next Expected Update

22 January 2021

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When a warning has been issued for high levels of blue-green algae make informed decisions on water usage.

Frequently Asked Questions

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