Stay out of Lake Hayes, ORC warns

Photo: ORC
Photo: ORC
The Otago Regional Council has issued a warning to stay out of Lake Hayes.

In a social media post labelled as "important information" the council described a slick floating at the northern end of Lake Hayes, near the recreation reserve.

"Our science team have identified that the green discoloration may be cyanobacteria," the statement read.

Staff are sampling and testing, and will have more information in a few days time.

"But for now it’s best to take a precautionary approach and stay out of the lake."

Dogs should also be kept out, the council advised.




Be even better if they would stop this from happening in the first place. All they seem to do is monitor and react.

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