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Albert Park lake temporary closure

Thursday 7 March, 2013

The lake at Albert Park is temporarily closed to water recreational use.

Chief Ranger Graeme Baxter said a water test had revealed a high reading for E. coli, following extensive dry period prior to heavy rainfall on 27 February.

“The lake relies on stormwater, so the downpour after a dry spell has seen a temporary decrease in water quality,” said Mr Baxter.

“The temporary closure is to ensure public safety. Clear signage is now in place at multiple sites around the park and visitors are discouraged from fishing, canoeing or sailing on the lake.”

“Parks Victoria staff regularly monitor the water quality at the site and will be taking samples for testing twice a week until the E. coli levels have cleared.”

Lake sporting groups including fishing, sailing and rowing clubs have been notified.

The lake will re-open as soon as the water quality has returned to a safe level.

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