Al­gal bloom in Beeliar Lake

Cockburn Gazette - - NEWS -

PEO­PLE are urged to avoid con­tact with the wa­ter in Beeliar Lake be­cause of an al­gal bloom that can cause skin blis­ter­ing or rashes, and res­pi­ra­tory is­sues.

Test­ing of the wa­ter early in Au­gust showed blue green al­gae at con­cen­tra­tions that may be harm­ful to peo­ple and an­i­mals.

City of Cock­burn is con­duct­ing fur­ther sam­pling and in­ves­ti­ga­tions are pro­gress­ing to re­duce con­cen­tra­tions of the al­gae.

The lake is near Lake­front Av­enue in Beeliar.

Warn­ing signs have been erected ad­vis­ing peo­ple to keep their dogs out of the lake.

“It is hoped that this is a tem­po­rary sit­u­a­tion and signs will be re­moved once sam­ples are again clear,” an Au­gust 18 state­ment on the City of Cock­burn’s web­site read.

For more in­for­ma­tion, call 9411 3444. Up­dates on the City’s web­site.

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