24 Nov 2013

Lake Waihola now safe for swimming

6:12 am on 24 November 2013

Otago Regional Council says Lake Waihola and Tomahawk lagoon should be safe to swim in now that a bloom of toxic algae has subsided.

The council had put up warning signs around the waterways after dangerous levels of toxic blue-green algae were detected.

However, people are still being warned to avoid bright green algae and to keep animals away from it.