The Tomahawk community will ''mull'' over the science behind
the algae problems in its lagoon last summer.
At an Otago Regional Council public meeting this week, the
science behind the blooms and the health risks to people and
animals was explained to about 40 people who attended.
Council engineering, hazards and science director Gavin
Palmer said the aim of the meeting was to pass on information
the council had gathered on the lagoon and the problem with
''We left them with information to mull over and the
community can decide what it wishes to do now.''
The council would monitor the lagoon.
Otago Peninsula Community Board member Paul Pope said it was
a positive meeting, which provided much information.
Some older members of the community attended and were able to
shed some light on historical aspects of the lagoon, he said.
''It was a good opportunity to open lines of communication
between the council and the community.''
The community was now fully aware of why it was such a
''tricky problem'' to fix, he said.
The community would consider the information before any
further decisions were made.