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

  • Issued Sunday, 22 January 2017 AT 4:00 PM

    A sewer spill has been reported at Plenty River, View Bank at Martins Lane. EPA is currently investigating. Yarra Valley Water are on site. Avoid contact with the river and immediate area.

  • Issued Sunday, 22 January 2017 AT 2:30 AM

    A sewer spill has been reported at Scotchman's Creek, Mt Waverley between Regent Street and Blackburn Road. EPA is currently investigating and Yarra Valley Water are on site. Avoid contact with the creek and immediate area.

  • Issued Wednesday, 18 January 2017 AT 8:30 AM

    A blue-green algal bloom is affecting Lake Carramar, Patterson Lakes. People and pets are advised to avoid contact as it may cause skin irritation. If contact does occur, wash with clean water.

  • Issued Friday, 6 January 2017 AT 11:30 AM

    On 5 January 2017 a spill of used engine oil was reported in Werribee River, Bacchus Marsh. Booms have been put in place by Melbourne Water and a clean up organised. 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. 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.

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