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Pegasus Lake Algae Bloom Warning Lifted


We are delighted to advise that the health warning removed for algal bloom at Pegasus Lake. Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public Health unit has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued for Pegasus Lake on 10 December 2021.


31 May 2022 Health warning removed for algal bloom at Pegasus Lake Canterbury DHB’s Community and Public Health unit has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued for Pegasus Lake on 10 December 2021. Recent water testing at Pegasus Lake has shown the quantity of potentially toxic blue-green algae (planktonic cyanobacteria) in the lake has reduced and concentrations are now below levels that are of concern to public health. Canterbury Medical Officer of Health Dr Cheryl Brunton says monitoring of Pegasus Lake will continue on a monthly basis. “The public will be informed if testing shows that concentrations have increased and there is a risk to public health again,” Dr Brunton says.


Read more here:

https://www.waimakariri.govt.nz/your-council/news-and-information/2021/12/algal-bloom-warning-for-pegasus-lake?fbclid=IwAR3eKCSi4iALs6klWU26ljyztSV0EiEg3nLGYF82-GXz1MpiN-flJLrTnQE


Learn more about Pegasus lake here.

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