Council works to eliminate algal bloom

ARARAT Rural City Council has moved quickly to address an outbreak of blue green algae in Alexandra Lake.
In recent weeks, numerous complains have been made to council about the condition and smell of the lake following evaporation over the summer months and high nutrient load.
Council CEO Tim Harrison told the Ararat Advocate, a number of measures are being adopted to restore the lake to good health.
He said a council crew commenced excavation works around the lake last Friday to allow water to flow more freely.

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