Holidaymakers at popular Victorian holiday spot Lake Eildon are being urged not to swim in the lake as high levels of blue-green algae have been detected.
- High levels of blue-green algae have been detected at Lake Eildon since July 2020
- People are advised to avoid direct contact with the water to prevent blue-green algae poisoning
- Symptoms can include skin rashes, numbness of lips and limbs, vomiting and diarrhoea
The region around Lake Eildon attracts thousands of visitors, especially over summer.
Mandy Kirley, owner of Mansfield Hunting and Fishing, said despite the warning, which has been in place since July 2020, people were still swimming in the water.
“There are still a lot of people around caravan parks and set up along…