Barwon ready for water activities

March 28, 2024 6:57 am in by
Barwon River [CCMA]

Geelong’s Barwon River has been declared safe for recreational water activities over Easter.

A red alert had been issued for blue-green algae in the river between Baum’s Weir to the Lower Breakwater earlier this month.

That was due to hot weather, low water flows and high nutrient levels.

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However, tests have shown a reduction in the algae and the levels are no longer a risk.

Corangamite Catchment Management Authority will continue testing and will let the public know if there are any changes.