What it contains

Bushfires can impact water quality and pollute waterways. This can prevent our usual enjoyment and use of Victoria’s waterways. This may also lead to the death of fish and aquatic life. 

This fact sheet contains information about water quality after a fire, including the health risks of blackwater events and fish deaths. 

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28 January 2020

Reviewed 31 August 2023