Blue-green algae warning for Lake Boga
High levels of blue-green algae have been detected in Lake Boga, leading Goulburn-Murray Water to issue a warning to the public to avoid direct contact with the water.
Warning signs will be positioned at major recreational areas around Lake Boga and will remain in place while high levels of blue-green algae are present.
Lake Boga will not be closed to the public.
“Blue-green algae occur naturally in waterbodies and cannot be removed, says GMW Water Quality Coordinator Bianca Atley.
“They may contain toxins that are harmful to humans and animals. Characteristic signs of algae contact are skin rashes or itchiness; sore eyes, ears and nose; or if swallowed, nausea or vomiting.”