Blue-green algae warning removed for the Waranga Basin

Wednesday 3 July, 2019

Goulburn Murray Water (GMW) has removed the blue-green algae warning for Waranga Basin following a significant decline in blue-green algae levels.

There have been two warnings for blue-green algae at the Waranga Basin since monitoring began.  The first warning occurred for 23 days in early 2017.  This warning was significantly longer and was in place for just over four months.

GMW will continue to undertake water quality monitoring and if blue‑green algae reach levels deemed unsafe by national health guidelines, a warning will be issued.

Keep up to date with current blue-green algae warnings at or phone the GMW blue-green algae hotline on 03 5826 3785.

Customers are reminded that water supplied by GMW is not suitable for human consumption without first being properly treated.

Warnings remain current for the Nagambie Lakes, Lake Eppalock, Cairn Curran Reservoir, Tullaroop Reservoir, the Rochester Irrigation area, Channels 7, 8 and 9 in the Central Goulburn Irrigation Area, all Loddon Valley Irrigation Area channels east of the Loddon River and the East Loddon Water District.