Blue Green Algae Update

The Blue Green Algae situation at Lake Wallace has improved, however Lake Lyell has now been placed on an amber alert.

Lake Lyell is now showing signs of Blue Green Algae with an amber alert being put in place in the latest results published by the NSW Office of Water. Lake Wallace on the other hand is showing signs of improvement.

“The red alert at Lake Wallace has subsided and if one more week of improved results occurs, the restriction on contact with the water is likely to be lifted” said Lithgow City Council Mayor, Councillor Maree Statham. “However, Lake Lyell is now at amber alert level. Whilst this does not preclude recreational use, it should be at the users’ discretion.”

“Weekly sampling continues and an updated alert status will be provided as results come to hand” concluded Mayor Statham.

More information on algae alerts is available from the algal information line maintained by the NSW Office of Water, at 1800 999 457 or the NSW Office of Water web page at

Caring for our community is one of the principal activity areas adopted in the Lithgow Community Strategic Plan 2026.


Mayor Maree Statham
Tel: 02 6354 9999
Fax: 02 6351 4259
Peta Lette
Team Leader – Environment
Tel: 02 6354 9999
Fax: 02 6351 4259

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