Blue-green algae present in the Broads

Blue-green algae (Cyanobacteria) has recently been reported and verified to be present at South Walsham Broad and Barton Broad.

Please ensure that you stay out of the water and keep children and dogs under control in the area. Remain vigilant for signs of blue-green algae in other locations across the Broads as it is likely that there will be additional blooms.

Blooms of blue green algae can threaten public health as well as the health of dogs, cattle, fish and other wildlife. It poses a particular risk to dogs and it can be fatal in some circumstances.

Use the 'Bloomin Algae' app to report sightings and see if there have been any algal blooms recorded in your area.

Thursday 28 July 2022