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Lake Ainsworth on ‘Red Alert’

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No swimming or other recreational activities are permitted at Lake Ainsworth while there is a ‘Red Alert’. (supplied)

A ‘Red Alert’ continues for Lake Ainsworth in Lennox Head which has seen an increase of blue-green algae present at the popular swimming and recreational lake.

‘Water should NOT be used for primary recreation. Users should obey all signage erected by Council,’ says the Ballina Shire Council alert.

‘Slicks and scums should be avoided when present as they are areas of concentrated algae and may present a health risk.

‘There has been a significant decrease in algae levels compared to last week’s sampling, however, there will need to be another consecutive sampling result below the Red Alert threshold before the Red Alert can be lifted.’


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