A Green Alert has been issued for Lake Ainsworth following testing of the water on October 5. This shows a slight increase in algae levels since last week’s testing.
No restrictions are in place for recreational use of the lake at this level, however, Ballina Shire Council says that they will continue to monitor the level of blue green algae at the lake. No Microcystis aeruginosa detected.
‘This information is used to monitor potential health risks and help the community decide when and where to swim,’ they say on their website.
The average water temperature of Lake Ainsworth is 22 degrees.