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

  • Issued Thursday, 23 February 2017 AT 7:30 PM

    A sediment coloured discharge from a stormwater drain has been reported at Stony Creek adjacent Charlotte Street, upstream of Bishop Street, Yarraville. EPA is currently investigating. Avoid contact until further notice.

  • Issued Wednesday, 22 February 2017 AT 12:00 PM

    A strong chemical odour has been reported at a Merri Creek drain near Jessica Rd, Campbellfield. EPA is currently investigating. Avoid contact until further notice.

  • Issued Wednesday, 22 February 2017 AT 8:30 AM

    A sewerage spill has been reported entering a stormwater drain leading to Shire Hall Beach, Mornington. South East Water have conducted clean up, and signs have been placed to close the beach 75m either side of the drain. Beach Report’s Mornington Beach forecast (Mills Beach West at Mornington Life Saving Club) has been downgraded to fair as a precaution. Beach users should look out for signs of pollution such as discoloured water and odour. Avoid swimming until further notice.

  • Issued Tuesday, 21 February 2017 AT 3:30 PM

    A sewage spill has been reported into Kackeraboite Creek, Mount Eliza. Avoid contact until further notice.

  • Issued Tuesday, 21 February 2017 AT 10:30 AM

    Fish deaths have been reported at Edwardes Lake, Reservoir. Melbourne Water is organising clean up. These deaths may be associated with pollution to Edgars Creek during a fire at a soap factory in Thomastown on the 11th of February. Avoid contact until further notice by EPA Victoria.

  • 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.

  • Issued Tuesday, 14 February 2017 AT 8:30 AM

    A blue-green algal bloom is affecting Spring Lake, Caroline Springs. 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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