Pegasus Lake Algae Warning Now Lifted

Published: 28-May-2018

Today the Canterbury District Health Board today lifted the public health warning on Lake Pegasus, which is now testing clear from the toxic blue-green algae (planktonic cyanobacteria).

The warning had been in place since early February and the lake had been off-limits for swimming and activities.  Now that the water is clear, warning signs will be removed and residents can start enjoying the lake again.20180412 - Pegasus Lake

Algal bloom is fairly common in South Island waterways and lakes during the warmer months and testing will resume next summer.