A red level warning (high alert) for blue-green algae has been issued for the Edward River at Deniliquin and Gulpa Creek at Mathoura.
A red alert level warning indicates that people should not undertake recreational activities where they may come into direct contact with the water, such as swimming, as well as domestic uses including showering and washing. Contact with the water may also pose a threat to livestock and pets.
Warning signs are positioned at key recreational areas and will remain in place while high levels of blue-green algae are present.
People are advised not to enter the water, not to drink untreated water or bathe in water drawn from the dam while this red alert level warning is in place. Town water supplies remain unaffected and safe to drink.
Information updates about blue-green algae blooms and red level warning areas can be obtained from the Regional Algal Coordinating Committee free-call Algal Information Hotline P: 1800 999 457 or visit – www.waterNSW.com.au