scoop.co.nz 17 Mar, 2021 04:00 am

Health Warning Removed For Algal Bloom In The Ashley River/Rakahuri At The Ashley-Loburn Bridge (Cones Rd)

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Community i Environment Health Warning Removed For Algal Bloom In The Ashley River/Rakahuri At The Ashley-Loburn Bridge (Cones Rd) March 17, 2021 Environment, Health Press Release – Canterbury District Health Board Canterbury DHBs Community and Public Health unit has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued for the Ashley River/Rakahuri at the Ashley-Loburn Bridge (Cones Rd).Recent cyanobacteria surveys at this site have shown the cover of potentially toxic … Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public Health unit has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued for the Ashley River/Rakahuri at the Ashley-Loburn Bridge (Cones Rd).If a health warning is in place avoid contact with the water.Recent cyanobacteria surveys at this site have shown the cover of potentially toxic algae (benthic cyanobacteria) has reduced and is now below levels that are of concern to public health.

nz/explore-data/canterbury-region/ Or contact Community and Public Health on (03) 364 1777: https://www.Although high river levels will remove the algal bloom, detached mats can accumulate along the shore and increase the risk of exposure to toxins.

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