Lake Albert Water Quality
Most recent samples recorded on: 6th February 2017
Blue Green Algae
Blue Green Algae readings- what they mean
|No Alert Level Triggered||GREEN LEVEL|
Routine monitoring to measure cyanobacterial levels.
Increased sampling to enable risks to be more accurately assessed
WWCC and health authorities to warn the public that the water body is considered to be unsuitable for water contact activities, such as swimming, bathing, sailing, skiing or other direct water-contact sports.
Health risks = Skin and eye irritation with prolonged contact. Gastrointestinal complaints (eg. vomiting, diarrhoea) from consumption of water. Boiling water does not remove toxins. Fish may be unsafe to eat due to bioaccumulation of toxins.
Livestock including companion animals can be particularly susceptible to toxins produced by algae.
Bacterial content readings- what they mean
|No restrictions of use. Maintain regular monitoring.||Advise against primaryc contact. WWCC to erect signs. Maintain regular monitoring.||Advise against ALL use. WWCC to erect signs. Maintain regular monitoring.|