Algae alert at dam lifted

THE recent outbreak of blue-green algae in the Clarrie Hall Dam has almost been eradicated.

The warning by the North Coast Regional Algal Co-ordinating Committee has now been lifted, with current recordings of the algae at low levels, spokesman Brian Dodd said.

“The recent conditions in the Tweed catchment have contributed to the reduction of algae numbers in Clarrie Hall Dam and public warnings can now be lifted,” Mr Dodd said.

Although the blue-green algae is not a threat on the North Coast at present, users of Clarrie Hall Dam are asked to be vigilant.

“Blue-green algae makes the water appear dirty, green or discoloured and are generally associated with a strong musty or earthy odour,” Mr Dodd said.

If you have concerns contact the toll-free algae information line on 1800 999 457.



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