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19Jan 2021: Caution advised Hutt River from Birchville to Manor Park area due to toxic algae, including detached mats along the river's edge

Blooms of toxic algae have been observed in the river as well as detached mats of toxic algae along the river's edge at this monitoring site.

We recommend you avoid swimming and keep dogs on leads & away from the river at all times as toxic algae represents a very real risk to human and animal health.

Check out the video to remind yourself what toxic algae looks like.