Friday 14 January 2022Media release2 minutes to read
Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public Health unit has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued along the Silverstream/Kaiapoi River between Ohoka Road and Hayson Drive.
Recent cyanobacteria surveys of the Silverstream/Kaiapoi River show that the cover of potentially toxic algae (benthic cyanobacteria) in the river has reduced and it is now below levels that are of concern to public health.
Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Ramon Pink says Environment Canterbury’s monitoring of Silverstream/Kaiapoi River will resume next summer when there is increased likelihood of cyanobacteria growth.
Facts about cyanobacteria:
For further information visit: https://www.lawa.org.nz/explore-data/canterbury-region/
Or contact Community and Public Health on (03) 364 1777: https://www.cph.co.nz/your-health/recreational-water/
For more information about Mahinga Kai: https://www.cph.co.nz/wp-content/uploads/saf0112.pdf
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