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Kenmore & District Community Council


PERTH & KINROSS


Blue-Green Algae Information 28th April 2022

Good Afternoon,

As the weather is starting to warm up, I have been preparing our Environmental Health department for the upcoming possibility of Blue- Green Algal blooms which often affect the lochs and waterbodies around Perth and Kinross.  We are working on a new social media campaign aimed at helping the public identify and report instances of algal blooms and I have attached some information for you should you come across issues with blue-green algae in your council ward. A new app was created by the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology which allows users to upload photographs and locations of algal blooms which can then be verified and added to their interactive mapping tool. All this information is available on the posters we have sent out to local businesses and occupiers of the water bodies which we know have had historic issues with blooms over the years. Details of this app can be found through the flowing link: Bloomin’ Algae | UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (ceh.ac.uk).

Please do get in touch if you require further information or assistance with this topic.

  • Kind regards
  • Heather McNab-Jooste
  • Environmental Health Technician
  • Regulatory Services
  • Communities
  • Perth & Kinross Council
  • Pullar House
  • 35 Kinnoull St
  • PERTH PH1 5GD
  • Mobile: 07780224755
  • Email: hsmcnabjooste@pkc.gov.uk
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