Tuesday 29 November 2022Media release2 minutes to read
Te Mana Ora | Community and Public Health has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued for Te Roto o Wairewa – Lake Forsyth
Recent water testing at Te Roto o Wairewa – Lake Forsyth has shown the quantity of potentially toxic blue-green algae (planktonic cyanobacteria) in the lake has reduced and concentrations are now below levels that are of concern to public health.
Dr Matthew Reid, Canterbury Medical Officer of Health, National Public Health Service, says Environment Canterbury’s sampling of Te Roto o Wairewa – Lake Forsyth will continue on a fortnightly basis.
“The public will be informed if testing shows that concentrations have increased and there is a risk to public health again”, Dr Reid says.
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