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Green Lake open to public after tests show drop in blue-green algae

Green Lake near Horsham.

Green Lake near Horsham.

Horsham district residents looking to beat the heat can return to Green Lake, after water testing today showed it was clear of dangerous blue-green algae.
Testing of water samples showed the lake, which has been closed to the public since January 3 when moderate levels of the potentially toxic blue-green algae were detected, was again safe for recreational activities.
Horsham Rural City Council infrastructure director John Martin said test results indicated the level of blue-green algae had fallen below the level of concern for recreational users.
“This allows council to open the lake to swimming and boating,” he said.
“Lake users are encouraged to be on the lookout for any areas of iridescent algae floating on the surface, and avoid these areas.”
Council staff will continue to monitor the lake for the presence of toxic algae as more hot weather, conducive to algal growth, is forecast for the weeks ahead.

Green Lake near Horsham.

Green Lake near Horsham.

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Posted on Jan 10 2019

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