Kōrero: Water quality

Blue-green algae in Lake Waihola, Otago

Blue-green algae in Lake Waihola, Otago

In warm temperatures, chemical contaminants reaching lakes or rivers can result in blooms of blue-green algae, such as occurred in Lake Waihola, South Otago, in February 2002.

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Otago Regional Council
Photograph by Juliet Milne

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Mike Scarsbrook and Kit Rutherford, 'Water quality - Water pollution', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/15521/blue-green-algae-in-lake-waihola-otago (accessed 23 June 2021)

He kōrero nā Mike Scarsbrook and Kit Rutherford, i tāngia i te 24 Nov 2008, updated 18 Jul 2016