Wednesday 10 June 2020Media release2 minutes to read
Canterbury District Health Board’s Community and Public Health unit has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued for Lake Pegasus. The warning was put in place in December 2019.
Recent water testing at Lake Pegasus has shown the quantity of potentially toxic blue-green algae (planktonic cyanobacteria) in the lake has decreased and concentrations are now below the levels that are of concern to public health.
Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Cheryl Brunton says sampling of Lake Pegasus will continue on a monthly basis.
“The public will be informed if testing shows that concentrations have increased and there is a risk to public health again,” Dr Brunton says.
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