Rotokare Lake closed
Due to an outbreak of a
potentially toxic blue-green algal bloom, the lake at
Rotokare Reserve is closed to all users until further
notice. The grounds at Lake Rotokare Reserve remain open for
Contact with the naturally occurring algae
may cause severe irritation of the skin, eyes and throat and
bring on asthma conditions. Any visitors to the reserve
showing these symptoms should consult their doctor
immediately or contact the Taranaki District Health Board
Health Protection Unit on 06 753 7798 for further
Visitors to the lake have been instructed
not to collect or eat fish and plant life or come into
contact with the water.
The South Taranaki District
Council properties and facilities manager John Sargeant says
the lake will remain closed until cleared by the Taranaki
District Health Board.
Alternatives for water skiing
and lake activities are suggested on Lake Rotorangi at Glenn
Nui, Tangahoe or Patea Dam Camp site off Ball Rd.
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