Goulburn-Murray Water is warning the public to avoid direct contact with water in Cairn Curran Reservoir after monitoring detected high levels of blue-green algae.
Warning signs will be positioned at major recreational areas around Cairn Curran Reservoir and will remain in place while high levels of blue-green algae are present.
Cairn Curran Reservoir will not be closed to the public.
G-MW recommends water users from Cairn Curran Reservoir seek an alternative water supply.
Visitors can still boat, sight-see and enjoy other activities at Cairn Curran Reservoir that do not involve direct contact with the water.
■People and pets do not enter the water.
■People who come into contact with affected water should wash affected skin immediately in clean water.
■Seeking an alternative water supply for stock and pets.
■Do not use affected water for cooking, drinking, washing or showering. Boiling the affected water will not make it safe for these purposes.
■Reading the range of fact sheets and other information on blue-green algae available at ’www.g-mwater.com.au/bluegreenalgae-alert/ to be informed of risks.
If you suspect high levels of blue-green algae in an area not affected by a current warning, phone the blue-green algae hotline on 58263785.