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

  • Issued Sunday, 29 March 2020 AT 4:30 PM

    There are confirmed reports of a fish death in Gardiners Creek near Saxby Road, Glen Iris. EPA and other agencies are currently investigating. Avoid contact until further notice.

  • Issued Thursday, 26 March 2020 AT 9:30 AM

    A white foam has been reported at Gardiners Creek near Lomond Terrace, Malvern East. EPA is currently investigating. Avoid contact until further notice.

  • Issued Wednesday, 25 March 2020 AT 3:30 PM

    Fish deaths have been confirmed at Corhanwarrabul Creek, near Bunjil Way, Knoxfield. Melbourne Water are coordinating clean up. Avoid contact with creek water.

  • Issued Wednesday, 25 March 2020 AT 11:00 AM

    There are reports of a white discharge at Steele Creek near Quinella Close, Keilor Park. EPA is currently investigating. Avoid contact until further notice.

  • Issued Monday, 23 March 2020 AT 2:00 PM

    A thick, white substance has been reported in Five Mile Creek near Moreland Road, Essendon. EPA is currently investigating. Avoid contact until further notice.

  • Issued Saturday, 21 March 2020 AT 7:30 PM

    EPA have confirmed a white discharge from a stormwater drain at Black Rock Beach. EPA is investigating. Avoid contact until further notice by EPA Victoria.

  • Issued Saturday, 21 March 2020 AT 11:00 AM

    There is an oily sheen at Brushy Creek, Mooroolbark, near Mooroolbark Railway Station. EPA is working with Melbourne Water to contain the sheen. Avoid contact until further notice by EPA Victoria.

  • Issued Friday, 13 March 2020 AT 8:00 AM

    Parks Victoria will be conducting some dredging works within Portarlington Harbour to establish navigable depth. These works will utilise platform based equipment such as an excavator to remove the material, and a barge to transport the material to the disposal site.
    An update will be provided as the works progress.

  • Issued Friday, 6 March 2020 AT 3:30 PM

    The latest results and advice on recreational water quality for North East & Gippsland Regions of the fire affected areas is available.
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  • Issued Tuesday, 7 May 2019 AT 2:00 PM

    EPA has conducted a risk assessment on levels of PFAS in fish caught from the Maribyrnong River. As a result EPA recommends anglers don’t consume fish caught from the Maribyrnong River upstream of Solomons Ford in Avondale Heights to Deep Creek at Bulla, and within all of Arundel Creek.
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  • Issued Friday, 31 August 2018 AT 6:30 PM

    Avoid water in Stony Creek. As a precaution consider avoiding eating fish from Stony Creek and Lower Yarra until further notice.

    A large industrial fire at West Footscray has led to significant amounts of fire water running into Stony Creek. EPA testing has found a range of chemicals in the water including detergents, industrial solvents such as phenol and a group of volatile industrial solvent compounds called BTEX (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene) and fire combustion by-products (polyaromatic hydrocarbons). This explains the odour in Stony Creek and fish deaths and reinforces our message to avoid the area. We are not testing for asbestos in water because the risk to humans in water is low.

    Water quality monitoring has not detected pollution from fire water in the Lower Yarra River and Hobsons Bay.

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