Health warning lifted

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The Canterbury District Health Board has lifted its health warning for part of the Selwyn River.

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The Community and Public Health division of the CDHB has lifted its algal bloom health warning issued along the Selwyn/Waikirikiri River at Whitecliffs Domain. This warning was issued in late December Canterbury Medical Officer of Health, Dr Alistair Humphrey says recent water testing at Selwyn/Waikirikiri River has shown the quantity of potentially toxic blue-green algae (benthic cyanobacteria) in the river has decreased, and cover is now below the levels that are of concern to public health. 

“However, the algal bloom warning remains in place for the Selwyn River at Glentunnel and at Chamberlains Ford.”

Environment Canterbury’s sampling of the river will continue to the end of the summer.