Ballina Shire Council staff are keeping a close eye on Lake Ainsworth at Lennox Head.
Ballina Shire Council staff are keeping a close eye on Lake Ainsworth at Lennox Head.

'Still okay' to swim at lake, just avoid algae scums

BALLINA Shire Council's environmental health officers are keeping a "close eye" on algal levels at Lake Ainsworth.

Testing at the Lennox Head lake last week returned a green alert, meaning the water is safe for swimming.

"However, over the past few days there has been visual observation of algae scums on some shorelines," the council explained in a statement.

Ballina Shire Council staff are keeping a close eye on Lake Ainsworth at Lennox Head.
Ballina Shire Council staff are keeping a close eye on Lake Ainsworth at Lennox Head.

"At this stage, it is still okay to swim in the lake but care should be taken to avoid any visible slicks or scums."

Council staff re-tested the lake on Monday and results are expected back by Wednesday.

The information will be available on the council's website.