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Blue Green Algae

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Urgent Boating News - The Environment Agency have confirmed with us that toxicity levels from Blue-Green algae have been sampled at the following locations: Neatishead Staithe, Irstead Staithe, Gaye's Staithe and South Walsham Staithe‬.

Please take particular care to avoid direct skin contact with the water the above locations.

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This is no surprise owing to the very dry weather. Let us pray for rain.

 

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1 minute ago, Vaughan said:

This is no surprise owing to the very dry weather. Let us pray for rain.

 

Well Vaughan your prayers have been answered but a little misplaced.

it’s just started lashing down up here in the North East :default_badday:(Geordieland)

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No rain until Royal Tudor has got under Potter! 

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It is just the weather as Vaughan says for Blue Green Algae. Remember it is highly toxic to dogs. It goes without saying humans stay out and was hands after lifting mud weights. For anyone who is new it looks like this colour on top of the water and can be streaked as though it was oil.satellite-image-algal-bloom.jpg.38ef3623979ac0a73e00e9d7a067a87f.jpg

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4 hours ago, ChrisB said:

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"It is a life form Jim, but not as we know it."

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10 hours ago, Vaughan said:

"It is a life form Jim, but not as we know it."

Well, you all surprise me! Didn't anyone here ever watch Star Trek?

"She'll no tak no more o' this, captain!"

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On 20/07/2018 at 20:32, Vaughan said:

 

"It is a life form Jim, but not as we know it."

No it’s not. They’re Klingons on the Starboard bow!

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I'm on a wild spot a little way downstream from Irstead, outside of the bend. Im guessing not that far from you then actually.

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You are probably up river of me then. 

There is loads of the stuff  never seen it this bad before

I have rang it into the environment agency ( who were helpful and grateful) they will notify local officers. Pointless ringing Broads control yet

Griff

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A good downpour of cold rain is what is needed but non on the horizon yet. Some years back we crossed Barton early morning and it was like going through thick pea soup, it stiffled our bow wave and wash. The Met keep putting up showers but they don't materialise. A real thunderstorm with hail is what the rivers need.

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Couldn’t resist. I’m fishing and catching. Will just have to be careful and wash my hands

Griff

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3 minutes ago, BroadAmbition said:

Couldn’t resist. I’m fishing and catching. Will just have to be careful and wash my hands

Griff

I bet the crew have some Marigolds somewhere, borrow them.

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It can only get worse at the moment.  31c forecasted for tomorrow :default_icon_e_surprised:

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The environment agency rang me. They are on the ball. Much better than the dead swan department last Monday

Griff

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