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

  • Issued Thursday, 23 March 2017 AT 8:00 AM

    Fire-fighting water from a Rowville factory fire on 23/03/2017 entered Rowville Main Drain (tributary to Dandenong Creek) near the Kingston Links Golf Course and Eastlink. The water has impacted the drain’s water quality and caused fish deaths. EPA and Melbourne Water are monitoring water quality and have set up booms contain the pollution. Avoid contact until further notice.

  • Issued Monday, 20 March 2017 AT 4:00 PM

    An oil spill has been confirmed in Brushy Creek, Mooroolbark. EPA is currently investigating. Clean up is already underway by Melbourne Water. Avoid contact with the waterway until further notice by EPA Victoria.

  • Issued Saturday, 18 March 2017 AT 2:10 PM

    Fish deaths have been reported in Gardiners Creek, Box Hill South. Fish deaths appear to be caused from a naturally occurring black water event. As organic matter decays and temperatures rise, it can result in lowered dissolved oxygen levels which may in turn cause fish to die. River users may notice dead or distressed fish as a result. EPA has attended the site and Melbourne Water will follow up with any management actions. Avoid contact with the creek until further notice by EPA Victoria.

  • Issued Thursday, 9 March 2017 AT 3:00 PM

    Melbourne Water, in partnership with the Victorian Environmental Water Holder (VEWH), will commence an environmental water release to the Yarra River on the 16th March. River levels will increase up to 40cm along the Yarra River and up to 90cm along Watts River in the Healesville area. These are well within the natural variation of the system. For more information see www.melbournewater.com.au

  • Issued Monday, 20 February 2017 AT 10:00 AM

    A blue-green algal bloom is affecting the Royal Park wetlands. People and pets are advised to avoid contact as it may cause skin irritation. If contact does occur, wash with clean water.

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