Wellington Shire Council is urging the public to avoid coming into contact with the water in Lakes Guthridge and Guyatt in Sale, due to an unconfirmed blue-green algae bloom.
People and their pets should avoid contact with the water. If contact is made with the water, people should wash themselves or their pets thoroughly with fresh water.
Our team is working quickly to confirm the presence of Blue-green algae, and we will provide a further update when available.
For more information or advice contact Council's Environmental Health team on 1300 366 244.
Blue-green algae occur naturally and can reproduce in favourable conditions where there is still, slow-flowing or low water levels, abundant sunlight and sufficient levels of nutrients.
Some species of blue-green algae produce harmful toxins which can cause illness.