The green pool at Angourie.
The green pool at Angourie.

Algae is still in Angourie

DANGEROUS algae continues to plague Angourie's popular freshwater pools.

Warning signs at the entrance of the pools have been in place since routine monitoring first identified potentially toxic algae at Angourie's Blue and Green pools last October.

A Clarence Valley Council spokesman said water samples had been collected weekly from both pools since then, and had not yet been given the "all-clear".

"Guidelines for the Management of Marine and Freshwater Algal Blooms in the North Coast, prepared by the NSW Office of Water, require two consecutive monitoring results clear of any potentially toxic algae in order to remove the warning signs," he said.

"To date we have not had two consecutive clear samples returned from the lab."

Contact with blue-green algae affected water can cause skin rashes, asthma and eye and ear irritations.

The council spokesman said they expected the algae to clear up once the weather cooled down.



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