The lake in Lake Victoria, which is a popular spot for bird watching, is closed for the second year in a row due to the threat of a white-rock fungus.
Lake Victoria mayor Steve Loh said this year’s outbreak of the fungus is the worst he’s ever seen in the lake.
“This year it was a really big outbreak.
I’ve never seen anything like it,” he said.”
The water quality was pretty bad, we were in the middle of the year and it was the third year in succession.”
There was a lot of rain and we didn’t have good reservoirs and we were having trouble getting water into the lake.
“Mr Loh is hopeful this year will be different.”
It’s always a good thing to keep a watchful eye on your water quality, and we’ll be back out there next year.
“He said he expects the lake will reopen this weekend, and the council would be looking at a new reservoir.”
I hope so, but I’ve got to be realistic,” he joked.
Mr Loth said he had received numerous messages of support from around the state.”
When you have people in Victoria that are so committed to conservation, and they know the lake is a big draw and they can see how many people come to the lake, that’s something I’ll be looking to keep up with,” he added.”
Hopefully the lakes near me and Lake Victoria will be back in good shape.
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