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Blue green algae level drops in popular swimming golden goose spot

The Nebo Shire Council has given Lake Elphinstone the all-clear for swimming after a two year battle with blue green algae.

An algae outbreak coupled with the drought forced its closure, leaving water skiers and campers high and dry.

The lake had 18 centimetres of water in it before Christmas, but January rains have boosted levels to nearly one-and-a-half metres.

The Nebo Shire mayor, Bob Oakes, said it has been a long and frustrating wait for the residents.

"It's the jewel in the crown as far as a tourist location for Nebo Shire and the blue green algae has dissipated to such an extent that we're saying people can even swim in the lake now," he said.

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