2019 April – Tibooburra (NSW) – Blue Green Algae

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Rivers run through NSW country towns after soaking rain downpour

April 28 2019

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/rivers-run-through-nsw-country-towns-after-soaking-rain-downpour/news-story/9d0cfc5c8fa20f87a241077e713f73a9

The outback town of Tibooburra is celebrating showering in brown water rather than green.

The brown water is coloured by just good clean silt, courtesy of a burst of desperately needed rain at the beginning of the week.

Before the falls, they were forced to draw foul water from stagnant pools on the Darling River tainted by blooms of blue-green algae — the same type of which has killed millions of far western NSW fish — to shower….