Current alerts affecting Port Phillip Bay and its associated water catchments   

Avoid water in Dandenong Creek, Bayswater

Issued Monday, 27 January 2021 at 4:49 pm.

EPA officers are investigating reports of a red substance discharging from a stormwater drain into Dandenong Creek, in the vicinity of Marrie Wallace Reserve, Bayswater. Avoid contact with the water until further notice. 

Avoid water in Koonung Koonung Creek, Mont Albert North

Issued Monday, 25 January 2021 at 1:30 pm. Updated 2:50 pm.

EPA officers have confirmed firewater has entered Koonung Koonung Creek near Jackson Avenue, Mont Albert North. The creek is affected alongside the Eastern Freeway towards Doncaster Road. The creek water may look black and have a strong odour. Avoid contact with the water until further notice.

Avoid water in Yarra River, Melbourne CBD

Issued Friday, 22 January 2021 at 5:45 pm 

EPA officers are investigating a white substance discharging from a stormwater drain in Yarra River, next to Flinders Street Station, Melbourne CBD.  Avoid contact with the water until further notice. 

Avoid water in Mordialloc Creek, Braeside

Issued Friday, 22 January 2021 at 4:30 pm 

EPA are investigating reports of a diesel spill affecting Lower Dandenong Road, Boundary Road, and Woodlands Drive, Braeside. Diesel has entered stormwater drains, and may affect Mordialloc Creek. Avoid contact if water has a sheen or an odour.

PFAS risk assessment on fish in Maribyrnong River

Issued Tuesday, 7 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 27 January 2021