Community members and their dogs are being advised to avoid contact with the water at Cato Lake, Stawell, after an algal bloom was discovered.
Warning signs have been erected at the lake alerting community members of the algal blooms, and will be taken down when the algae naturally dissipates when conditions allow.
Algal blooms are a natural phenomenon in water bodies, making the water appear green as well as often appearing to have scum on the surface of the water.
This is not a new phenomenon for Cato Lake with algal blooms having been identified on previous occasions.
Mayor of Northern Grampians Shire Council, Cr Kevin Erwin, “It’s important for the community to take note of and adhere to the warning signs that have been placed at Cato Lake, until the algae clears.”