BGA 3The great start to Spring with moderate rainfall and warmer weather has resulted in a significant Algal bloom on Lake Baroon.

Despite the terrible colour the bloom is not considered particularly dangerous however some recreational activities have been temporarily closed.

Algal blooms in the Dam are of a cyclical nature and vary greatly from episode to episode with different species dominating.

(Below: Lake Baroon from off-take tower in early October 2010 (Photos by Tim Odgers – Seqwater)