Lake Bullen Merri has been declared safe again after tests revealed a dramatic reduction in the level of blue-green algae in the water.
Council officials removed warning signs that were erected after the Camperdown lake registered very high levels of the toxic algae last month.
Corangamite Shire mayor Chris O’Connor said the news had arrived just in time for people to enjoy the lake over the weekend. “By all accounts there were plenty of people up there swimming, fishing, skiing and enjoying being back at the lake,” Cr O’Connor said.
Environment officer Kristie King said the low levels of blue-green algae in the lake had come as a pleasant surprise.
“With the lack of rainfall in recent weeks, we had expected a different result,” she said.
Lake Bullen Merri now joins Cobden Lake, Lake Purrumbete and Lake Tooliorook in being listed as safe.