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Caution advised Otaki River

Flushing flows has resulted in a decrease of toxic algae, however the water volume and flow remains high and the river turbid.

We recommend you avoid swimming and keep dogs on leads & away from the river in case there are detached mats along the river's edge. Toxic algae represents a very real risk to human and animal health.

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