Blue Green Algae Blooms
10 Feb 2017 1:33 PM -
Junee Shire Council staff have today detected Blue Green Algae in the lake adjacent to Burns Park. Blue Green Algae can produce toxins that are harmful to humans and possibly fatal to animals – neurotoxins and liver toxins, and skin allergens. All contact with water should be avoided.
Council staff have erected warning signs at all entrances to the Burns Park Precinct and will continue to monitor the situation, as well as monitor Park Dam for any sign of the algae.
Blue Green Algal blooms occur when water temperatures are sufficiently high and there is enough phosphorous nutrient present in the water. It is only when the water cools, or the available nutrients are consumed that the bloom will desist.
More information on Blue Green Algae can be found on the Department of Primary Industries’ website: http://www.dpi.nsw.gov.au/land-and-water/water/quality/pubs-and-info/blue-green-algae