Elevated levels of toxic algae

Environment Southland’s latest monitoring has detected elevated levels of toxic algae. If you see dry dark brown/black mats, or rocks with greeny/brown slime on them, keep your dog well away and stay out of the water.

Sites currently with alerts in place:

  • Waituna Lagoon

See www.es.govt.nz/toxic-algae for more on toxic algae and what to look for when at a river or lake.