Townsville Bulletin

Blue-green algae issue


TOWNSVILLE City Council is reminding the community of the potential for a blue-green algae outbreak in the Ross River Dam this summer, which will impact the city’s water supply. The council has implemente­d a number of initiative­s to minimise the risk of algal blooms in the dam.

This includes installing aerators, constructi­on of new clarifiers, and more to help address the impact blue-green algae could have on the dam.

Mayor Jenny Hill said the council had been working with industry experts on the management of blue-green algae and had developed a management plan.

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