Tuesday 2 February 2021Media release2 minutes to read
MEDIA RELEASE: Health warning removed for algal bloom in the Waikirikiri/ Selwyn River at Chamberlains Ford.
2 January 2021
Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public Health unit has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued for the Waikirikiri/Selwyn River at Chamberlains Ford. The warning was issued on 23 December 2020.
Recent cyanobacteria surveys of the Waikirikiri River at Chamberlains Ford 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.
Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Ramon Pink says Environment Canterbury’s monitoring of the Waikirikiri/Selwyn River at Chamberlains Ford will continue to the end of this summer and then will resume next summer when there is increased likelihood of cyanobacteria growth.
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