Beeliar Lake: City of Cockburn issues warning after algal bloom

Blue green algae bloom. Stock image.
Blue green algae bloom. Stock image.

PEOPLE are urged to avoid contact with the water in Beeliar Lake because of an algal bloom that can cause skin blistering or rashes, and respiratory issues.

Testing of the water early in August showed blue green algae at concentrations that may be harmful to people and animals.

City of Cockburn is conducting further sampling and investigations are progressing to reduce concentrations of the algae.

The lake is near Lakefront Avenue in Beeliar.

Warning signs have been erected advising people to keep their dogs out of the lake.

“It is hoped that this is a temporary situation and signs will be removed once samples are again clear,” an August 18 statement on the City of Cockburn’s website read.

For more information, call 9411 3444 and updates will be provided on the City’s website.

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