A red alert has been issued for Lake Lyell which is currently experiencing high levels of blue green algae.
The alert was issued by the NSW Office of Water on Friday, August 23.
Following the recent warmer weather, the latest results issued by the NSW Office of Water have indicated that blue green algae levels have risen at Lake Lyell.
With the presence of blue green algae in the water, Lake Lyell is not suitable for any activities that involve direct contact with the water by humans or animals.
Sampling of the Lakes will continue and an updated alert status will be reported when information becomes available, according to Lithgow City Council.
More information on algae alerts is available from the algal information line maintained by the NSW Office of Water, at 1800 999 457 or the NSW Office of Water web page at www.water.nsw.gov.au.