Benthic Cyanobacteria Warning Manawatu at Ashhurst Domain

Benthic Cyanobacteria has been observed by Horizons staff at this site with exposed mats and over 50 % cyanobacteria cover.  It is advised that you and your dogs avoid contact with the Manawatu River at this location until further notice as it can be toxic.  Horizons staff will continue to monitor the site on a weekly basis and advise when cyanobacteria levels have reduced sufficently for the alert to be removed.  For more information read the LAWA potentially toxic algae factsheet.