Thursday, 29 March 2007

High bacteria levels close Dunedin beaches

High bacteria levels close Dunedin beaches
NZPA | Thursday, 29 March 2007

Increased levels of harmful bacteria have forced the closure of three popular Dunedin surfing beaches.
Dunedin City Council said today water quality tests showed elevated bacteria levels at St Kilda, St Clair and Middle beaches.
The council's environmental health team and Public Health South had recommended against swimming, surfing or paddling until further notice.
Strong winds and sea currents are regularly blamed for sweeping a sewage plume towards shore from an outfall at Lawyer's Head on the south coast of the Otago Peninsula at the eastern end of St Kilda
Beach.Below: Arial pic of Lawyers head spilling forth sewage



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