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Current alerts affecting Port Phillip Bay and its associated water catchments:

  • Issued Wednesday, 7 December 2016 AT 1:00 PM

    Milky discolouration has been reported at Steele Creek near Sharps Rd, Tullamarine. Avoid contact until further notice.

  • Issued Friday, 2 December 2016 AT 5:30 PM

    There have been reports of bluebottle jellyfish in the water or washed up on the beach at Williamstown, Aspendale, Bonbeach, Frankston and Portsea Beaches this week. Jellyfish are common in Victoria’s marine environment, and can be washed ashore during high tides and stormy or windy weather. The tentacles of the bluebottle can sting even when they have been washed ashore for several days. People should take care, not to touch the jellyfish and supervise children and pets. Some people may have mild allergic reactions to these stings. Those with serious reactions to stings should seek immediate medical advice.

    EPA is currently investigating. Avoid swimming until further notice.

  • Issued Friday, 11 November 2016 AT 8:00 AM

    Greater Geelong City Council is undertaking dredging in the enclosure of Eastern Beach until the end of November which may cause some discolouration of the water.

  • Issued Friday, 7 October 2016 AT 9:00 AM

    Yarra Valley Water will be releasing an emergency discharge of dam water to Barbers Creek (Whittlesea), which flows into Plenty River. Water quality will be monitored during the period of the emergency discharge.

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