Current alerts affecting Port Phillip Bay and its associated water catchments   

 

Avoid water in Moonee Ponds Creek, Strathmore

Issued Wednesday, 25th May 2022 at 10:40 am. 

EPA officers are investigating a milky discharge which has entered Moonee Ponds Creek at Talbot Rd, Strathmore. The milky discharge stretches approximately 2 km. Avoid contact with water until further notice.

Avoid water in Gardiners Creek, Nunawading

Issued Saturday, 21st May 2022 at 3:50 pm. 

EPA officers are investigating a green substance which has entered Gardiners Creek at Tynes Reserve, Nunawading. Avoid contact with water until further notice.

Avoid water in Laverton Creek

Issued Thursday, 19th May 2022 at 2:30 pm. 

Oil from a stormwater drain has entered Laverton Creek, Laverton. EPA Officers are investigating. Avoid contact with water until further notice.

Avoid water in Cherry Creek and Cherry Lake

Issued Tuesday, 8th March 2022 at 2:30 pm. Updated Saturday 16th May 2022 at 10:30 am.

Firewater from recent factory fires have entered Cherry Creek and Cherry Lake. Fish deaths have been observed. EPA Officers are investigating. Avoid recreational fishing in the area, and contact with water, until further notice.

PFAS risk assessment on fish in Maribyrnong River

Issued Tuesday, 7th May 2019 at 2:00 pm

EPA has conducted a risk assessment on levels of PFAS in fish caught from the Maribyrnong River. As a result EPA recommends anglers don’t consume fish caught from the Maribyrnong River upstream of Solomons Ford in Avondale Heights to Deep Creek at Bulla, and within all of Arundel Creek.

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Reviewed 25 May 2022