Lake Forsyth cyanobacteria warning

HEALTH WARNING UPDATE FROM CDHB (5th October 2018): Health warning issued for Te Wairewa/Lake Forsyth.

The Community and Public Health division of Canterbury District Health Board has issued a health warning after potentially toxic blue-green algae (planktonic cyanobacteria) was found in Te Wairewa/Lake Forsyth at Birdlings Flat.

People and animals, particularly dogs, should avoid Te Wairewa/Lake Forsyth until the health warning has been lifted.

For more information on what potentially toxic cyanobacteria is and what to look out for, visit: