Applies from Thu 13 Jan 2022, 2.32pm. Last reviewed: Wed 17 Aug 2022, 11.11am.
Other incidents: Yanga Lake algae alert - potentially toxic
An amber alert for blue-green algae has been issued for Yanga Lake near Balranald.
The water should be considered as unsuitable for potable use, but generally suitable for water sports. However, people are advised to exercise caution in these areas as blue-green algae is toxic and may cause gastroenteritis in humans if consumed, as well as skin and eye irritations after contact.
Regatta Beach picnic area remains open. Please avoid contact with the water. For more information visit the Water NSW website.