Tuesday 21 March 2023Media release2 minutes to read
Te Mana Ora | Community and Public Health has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued for the Rakahuri/Ashley River at Rangiora-Loburn Bridge. This was issued on 9/02/2023.
Recent cyanobacteria surveys of Rakahuri/Ashley River at Rangiora-Loburn Bridge have shown the cover of potentially toxic algae (benthic cyanobacteria) in the river has reduced and is now below levels that are of concern to public health.
Dr Matthew Reid, Medical Officer of Health for Te Mana Ora, National Public Health Service, says Environment Canterbury’s monitoring of Rakahuri/Ashley River at Rangiora-Loburn Bridge will resume next summer when there is increased likelihood of cyanobacteria growth.
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