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Phormidium - River cyanobacteria warnings

HEALTH WARNING UPDATE ISSUED BY CDHB: 
River warnings are now in place for potentially toxic benthic algae (cyanobacteria) in the:

  • Selwyn River/Waikirikiri at Glentunnel Camping Ground 

Mats are detaching and have been observed accumulating along the river edges.

There are also other access points along the river that may have cyanobacteria present.  People are advised to treat every low flowing river cautiously, check for the presence of cyanobacteria and avoid contact.

For more information on what potentially toxic cyanobacteria is and what to look out for, visit: https://ecan.govt.nz/…/your-e…/water/cyanobacteria-warnings/ and read our fact sheet.