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Latest news: Blue-green algae

Want to help stop Canberra’s algae blooms? Join The Leaf Collective

Canberra’s longstanding battle with blue green algae blooms often plagues Canberra’s swimming spots, but there is something locals can do to help - join The Leaf Collective.

Expert wants better controls for new Queanbeyan sewage plant

A water quality expert insists that Queanbeyan’s proposed new sewage plant must be designed to remove algae-stimulating phosphorus from effluent entering Lake Burley Griffin.

Extreme blue-green algae alert for Lake Tuggeranong

Canberrans are advised that Lake Tuggeranong has been issued an Extreme Alert Level for blue-green algae.

Blue-green algae breaks out in warm autumn

Canberrans were disgusted to see – and smell – blue-green algae on Lake Burley Griffin over the long weekend. But it will reduce in the cold.

New ACT lakes and waterways investigation announced

Dr Sophie Lewis will undertake an independent investigation into the state of the ACT’s lakes and waterways, it was announced last week.

Floating wetlands make a splash in Lake Tuggeranong

Floating wetlands have been launched (literally) in Lake Tuggeranong in a two-year trial to clean up blue-green algae.

Updated: Extreme blue-green algae alert for Lake Tuggeranong

The ACT Government has issued an Extreme Alert Level for blue-green algae in Lake Tuggeranong, closing it to swimming, diving, waterskiing and windsurfing.

Bacteria and blue-green algae close ACT’s recreational water spots

Toxic algae and bacteria outbreaks in the ACT’s waterways has resulted in a number of popular water spots being closed for recreational use.

High blue-green algae alert for Lake Tuggeranong

And so it begins ... another summer, another blue-green algae alert in Canberra. Access Canberra has issued a High Alert Level for blue-green algae in Lake Tuggeranong today, Wednesday 24 December. As exposure...

Community concerns over algae at Acton Waterfront

The proposed Acton Waterfront at West Basin is meant to be a vibrant cultural and entertainment precinct on a lakeside promenade – but a community group fears that it could be an ecological hazard instead.