Health warning lifted for Lake Ōkaro

A health warning has been lifted by the local Medical Officer of Health for Lake Ōkaro near Rotorua as test results confirm the algal bloom has subsided.
Despite the lifting of the warning, the public should always be cautious for signs of algal blooms. Algal blooms can develop rapidly and unpredictably and can sometimes produce toxins that are harmful for people as well as animals. If the water looks discoloured, has an unusual smell, or has green or brown particles suspended in it then it is best to avoid contact with it.
Further information:
- List of up-to-date health warnings for the Bay of Plenty and Lakes districts: www.toiteora.govt.nz/health-warnings