Algae outbreak warnings not for Little Lake Boort

Published on 20 January 2017

Residents and visitors to Boort are advised that Little Lake Boort is not the subject of warnings about a blue-green algae outbreak recently reported in the media.

The warning not to swim and avoid contact with the water following a blue-green algae outbreak relates to what is locally referred to as “Big” Lake Boort.

Water from the affected lake should not be used for drinking, cooking or other domestic uses and boiling the affected water will not make it safe for use. Visitors can view closures due to blue-green algae at www.parks.vic.gov.au by searching under the park name.

Some concerns have been raised that the warnings might apply to Little Lake Boort, which is the recreational lake situated in the township of Boort. The warnings only relate to “Big” Lake Boort.