Blue-green algae detected in Lake Lorne

Blue-green algae has been detected in Lake Lorne. (Rebecca Hosking)

Blue-green algae has been detected in Lake Lorne, Drysdale.
People should avoid contact with the water and should not eat fish caught in contaminated water.
Contact with blue-green algae can cause skin rashes, eye and ear infections, vomiting and diarrhoea, mouth ulcers, sore throat and asthma symptoms. If skin contact should accidentally occur, wash immediately in fresh water. Anyone experiencing a reaction should seek medical help.
Restrain pets from making contact with the water in these reserves. If your pet enters affected waterways please seek advice from your vet.
Warning signs are in place at the affected waterways. The City will continue to monitor water quality and provide updates. 

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