People walking on the beach.

EPA Victoria’s summer time water quality forecasting service, Beach Report and Yarra Watch, will end on Monday 10 March 2014 with the last forecast due to be sent out at 3pm that day. Beach Report and Yarra Watch provides the latest information to the general public when they are most likely to be enjoying our waterways which is over the summer period.

EPA continues to respond to pollution across the bay and in the Yarra River, and advises to avoid swimming near stormwater or river outlets 24-48 hours after rain or in areas where water is discoloured, or debris, oil and scum is visible.

EPA will continue to investigate reports of suspected algal blooms, pollution events and fish deaths. Report suspected algal blooms, pollution events and fish deaths to EPA’s Pollution Hotline 1300 EPA VIC (1300 372 842).

Please continue to check the Cleaner Yarra & Bay website www.cleaneryarrabay.vic.gov.au more information on water quality in Port Phillip Bay and the Yarra River.