Algae in decline

THE algal bloom which has plagued the Gippsland Lakes this summer appears to be over.

However people are still being warned against eating shellfish caught in the lakes.

Monitoring of Lake Wellington has shown that the algal bloom has declined to levels that are no longer harmful to human health, allowing a return to safe recreational water use across the lake.

The algae species affecting Lake Wellington was at levels high enough to trigger warnings about recreational use of the water.

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