Residents have received the official okay to flock to Lake Hume, after WaterNSW lifted a red alert warning for blue-green algae.
In a statement WaterNSW said there were no longer any restrictions on recreational activities and water sourced from this site was suitable for stock and domestic uses.
“Algal numbers can change dramatically with changes in conditions, so water users should avoid water which is discoloured or gives off an earthy or musty odour,” it said.
“Blue-green algae occurs naturally and can reproduce quickly in favourable conditions where there is still or slow-flowing water, abundant sunlight and sufficient levels of nutrients.”
The announcement came about 19 days after the red alert was first issued and did not detail where the algae was initially detected.
WaterNSW said people who believe they may have been affected by blue-green algae are advised to seek medical advice.
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