This photo was taken by the Walgett River Rangers 19 September 2023 on the Namoi River showing the poor water quality we live with in Walgett permanently now. Blue-green algae reports prepared by Water NSW
have consistently placed Walgett at the end of the Namoi River, on amber alerts - which means the water is toxic for all living things. After the Walgett River Ranger team sent this photo to Water NSW and others, someone has been sent to test the river for Blue Green Algae. They have not introduced themselves to DEG and their results have not yet been posted on the Water NSW website. (As at 2 October 2023).