Green Lake closed

The Weekly Advertiser Horsham - - News -

Green Lake south of Horsham is again closed to the pub­lic fol­low­ing a blue-green al­gae out­break.

Horsham Ru­ral City Coun­cil tech­ni­cal ser­vices di­rec­tor John Martin said sam­ples of wa­ter from the lake con­firmed ‘very high lev­els’ of the po­ten­tially toxic al­gae.

Di­rect con­tact with the blooms can cause al­ler­gic re­ac­tions such as skin rashes or itch­i­ness, sore eyes, ears and nose, or – if swal­lowed – gas­troen­teri­tis, nau­sea or vom­it­ing. “Peo­ple who come into con­tact with this wa­ter should wash af­fected skin im­me­di­ately in clean wa­ter,” Mr Martin said.

“Peo­ple are also ad­vised not to use the af­fected wa­ter for cook­ing, drink­ing, wash­ing or show­er­ing. Boil­ing the af­fected wa­ter will not make it safe to use.”

Mr Martin ad­vised vis­i­tors they could still en­joy other recre­ational ac­tiv­i­ties such as bush­walk­ing, boat­ing and sight­see­ing around the lake.

He said the coun­cil would mon­i­tor the lake.

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