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River cyanobacteria warnings

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

 Ashley River near the SH1, and Rangiora-Loburn Bridges

Selwyn River at Glentunnel, and Whitecliffs Domain

Opihi River near Waipopo Huts, the SH1 bridge, and Saleyards Bridge (near Pleasant Point)

Waihao River near Bradshaws Rd

Waihi River near the Wilson St Footbridge, Geraldine

 

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

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