Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Lakea[euro][TM]s bloomina[euro][TM] Problem

Newspaper article The Northern Star (Lismore, Australia)

Lakea[euro][TM]s bloomina[euro][TM] Problem

Article excerpt

REBECCA LOLLBACK

rebecca.lollback@northernstar.com.au

BLUE-GREEN ALGAE

Blue-green algae often appears as a green paint-like scum on the water and foreshore edges or clumps throughout the water.

It usually has a strong earthy odour. This makes the water appear dirty, green or discoloured. However, scums may not be present or visible, especially in windy conditions.

The algae may contain toxins a boiling the water does not remove the toxins.

DESPITE a ared alerta being issued for Lake Ainsworth this week after tests revealed high levels of blue-green algae, the Acret kids couldnat resist a swim yesterday.

The family, from Pottsville, have spent holidays in the Lennox Head area for the past 30 years.

Michael Acret said they were well aware that the lake had issues with blue-green algae.

aItas just a risk that you take,a he said.

aWe tell the kids not to drink the water and we donat let them stay in for as long as we normally would. …

Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.