blue-green algae - 2ST

Red Alert for Fitzroy Falls reservoir

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A red alert has been issued by WaterNSW for Fitzroy Falls Reservoir near Moss Vale.

Recent testing of the water has found high levels of blue-green algae.

All water based activities at the lake are banned until the alert is lifted.

It's not the first time the algae has appeared and warning signs are in place.

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