Due to community concern over record algae levels and the clear observations of declining water quality, the Care Group have requested investigation and feedback on the decline. Clearly the community need to be updated on the worsening condition of LHM.
The recent rains have resulted in significant discolouration of water compared to previous Algal blooms. Even past rainfall events of over 500mm in one month have not resulted is such deterioration.
In particular the Care Group have asked as part of the investigation if Council could advise;
Were water tests taken of inflow from the canal during the rainfall events and if so;
Were the inflows a significant factor in water quality decline?