Cyanobacterias have just been spotted in the lake, in abundance! Caution is the word.

Cyanos_24082014V1Users of the lake will have gradually noticed that since August 18, the colour “green” is now appearing on the surface.

In the days following this occurrence, the quality of the water continued to deteriorate with the resulting green water including scum; Douglass beach is faring slightly better for the moment.

Given the hot spell that has been forecast over the next few days, it would be surprising that the water improves in the short term.

RBL invites the population to take the usual precautions when faced with these blue-green blooms. All contact with the water should be avoided, especially involving young children. As we said earlier, caution is the word.