Wednesday 17 March 2021Media release2 minutes to read
Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public Health unit has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued for the Ashley River/Rakahuri at the Ashley-Loburn Bridge (Cones Rd).
Recent cyanobacteria surveys at this site have shown the cover of potentially toxic algae (benthic cyanobacteria) has reduced and is now below levels that are of concern to public health.
Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Cheryl Brunton says Environment Canterbury’s monitoring of Ashley River/Rakahuri has now come to an end for this summer and will resume next summer when there is increased likelihood of cyanobacteria growth.
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Page last updated: 19 August 2021
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