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Algae warnings in place at Green, Marma lakes

Jasper James, Freddy Frew and Samuel Janetzki escape the heat at Horsham Aquatic Centre.

Jasper James, Freddy Frew and Samuel Janetzki escape the heat at Horsham Aquatic Centre. Pictures: PAUL CARRACHER

Green Lake near Horsham remains closed after Horsham Rural City Council identified an outbreak of blue-green algae last week.
Council’s infrastructure director John Martin said samples of water taken from the lake confirmed the presence of the potentially toxic algae.
Mr Martin said the outbreak was mild, but current hot weather conditions could exacerbate it.
He said signs warning people of the danger had been erected and the lake would be closed to the public until further notice.
Murtoa’s Lake Marma also remains closed with an outbreak of blue-green algae.
The lake has been closed since late December.
A Yarriambiack Shire Council spokeswoman said another water sample had been taken on Monday and the council was waiting to receive results.
“Due to the high temperatures they’re not expecting it to have cleared,” she said.
“Until further notice people should consider the algae warning active.
“As soon as it clears up we will let people know.”

Bruce and Cooper Rentsch at Horsham Aquatic Centre.

Bruce and Cooper Rentsch at Horsham Aquatic Centre.

Bruce and Cooper Rentsch at Horsham Aquatic Centre.

Bruce and Cooper Rentsch at Horsham Aquatic Centre.

Jasper James, Samuel Janetzki and Freddy Frew escape the heat at Horsham Aquatic Centre.

Jasper James, Samuel Janetzki and Freddy Frew escape the heat at Horsham Aquatic Centre.

Ruben Ferguson and James Slatter head to the river for a swim.

Ruben Ferguson and James Slatter head to the river for a swim.

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