Lakes, Reservoirs & Rivers/Canals

One of the biggest threats to our lakes is the growth of harmful blue-green algae.

  • Foul odours
  • Recreational activities are banned including fishing, swimming and rowing
  • Threat to human health may include dermatitis, burning of the skin, asthma symptoms, dizziness, stomach disease and sometimes death
  • Threat to animal health
  • Destruction of the environment
  • Unsightly appearance
  • Financial loss as industries such as tourism and hospitality suffer

Keeping Our Lakes Clean - Information Sheet