Algae alert for Marlay Point

AN algae recreational alert has been issued for Marlay Point, following water testing last week.

Tests showed a very high level of Cyanobacteria (Nodularia spumigena) at Marlay Point.

There is a medium level of Dinoflagellates at Wattle Point, but no alerts have been issued.

There are low levels of algae at other locations on the Gippsland Lakes.

People should avoid contact with water that looks murky or discoloured, and if contact occurs, wash with clean water

When algal blooms develop on the Gippsland Lakes, information will be available through local outlets, including local media and visitor information centres and circulated to tourism operators.

Information will also be posted on the DELWP Gippsland Facebook page.