ALGAE ALERT LIFTED ON CHAFFEY DAM

Chaffey Dam has been declared safe for recreational use, with a blue-green algae alert lifted yesterday.

Water New South Wales placed the alert on the dam in February after toxic levels of the algae – known to cause health problems – were detected.

The department says the dam is now algae-free, with its two most recent water samples coming back negative.

Swimmers, fishers and boaters are now free to use the water.

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