2006/7 – Lake Glenmaggie (Victoria) – Algal Bloom
Ongoing monitoring for the odour causing microbial metabolites Geosmin and 2-
methylisoborneol (MIB) was performed during the period February 2006 to January 2007 in
the towns of Maffra, Coongulla and Glenmaggie due to an ongoing algal bloom experienced
in Lake Glenmaggie and the Macalister River. These compounds had been a concern for
Gippsland Water in the previous year and were removed by an additional process of
activated carbon treatment at the water treatment plants.