blue green algae Murray River

Submitted: Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 16:05
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Does anybody have local current information on the blue-green algae affecting th Murray River. We spend Easter each year at Fishermens Bend, outside Mathoura. I have heard that the algae has spread as far as the Barmah Forest. Not worth the risk if it is in the water where we camp.

What a terrible state of affairs with the Murray being affected like this! Where will it end?
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Reply By: Garbutt - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 16:43

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 16:43
It's still there in places.Blue green algae

Check this for latest details.

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Follow Up By: Louie the fly (SA) - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 18:31

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 18:31
Did you read the part that said "people should not eat mussels". No shyte! They taste like nothing else, no matter how you do them.

Louie
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Reply By: DIO - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 18:24

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 18:24
What with the low river flows and the HUGE quantities of re-cycled water and nutrients from sewerage treatment plants along the way, what more would you expect. Sadly the river is slowly dying.
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Follow Up By: Member - G N (VIC) - Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 22:47

Friday, Apr 03, 2009 at 22:47
Thats it
why is nothing done about Albury's bleep water going into the river???????

we deserve bleep as we treat it like bleep , there needs to be a bigger public outcry over such stupid actions
GN
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Reply By: Member - Scoof (SA) - Saturday, Apr 04, 2009 at 12:53

Saturday, Apr 04, 2009 at 12:53
May be the Gov might increase SA water entitlement so SA has the problem of the Blue Green Algae.

Or one of the locks might just happen to malfunction like it did on the River Torrens in Adelaide and flush the problem away.LOL

Cheers Scoof :-)
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Reply By: nutfarmer - Saturday, Apr 04, 2009 at 12:55

Saturday, Apr 04, 2009 at 12:55
The Algea at this stage is still updtream of Swan HIll. As there is only very little flow it is not likely to move down stream quickly and some cold nights will tame it down a little. Any where in the Sunraysia or SA Riverland should be safe. I am definitely going camping on the Murray this Easter below lock 7.

Where will it end? When the big rains return to the catchment. Its happened before and will again.
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