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Lake at Lysterfield Park closed

Tuesday 26 February, 2013

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

Chief Ranger John Nankervis said an outbreak of blue green algae was recorded in a test yesterday at the lake and the temporary closure was to ensure public safety.

“Clear signage is now in place at multiple sites around the park and visitors are discouraged from
swimming, 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 blue green algae levels have cleared.”

Blue-green algae occurs naturally and can be dangerous to humans and animals. People who come
into contact with the water should wash affected skin immediately in clean water.

The lake will re-open as soon as the water quality is safe for use.

Park visitors are still able to enjoy the other facilities provided at the Lysterfield Lake Picnic Area.

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