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Canberra waterways’ health to be examined in new government inquiry | The Canberra Times



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The state of Canberra’s major lakes and rivers will be investigated as part of a major investigation into ACT waterways. The inquiry, announced by the ACT government on Thursday, comes as areas such as Lake Burley Griffin and Lake Tuggeranong battle with major outbreaks of blue-green algae. The assessment will be carried out by ACT sustainability and environment commissioner Sophie Lewis, and will provide recommendations on how to protect Canberra waterways and improve water quality. Lake Burley Griffin, Lake Tuggeranong and Lake Ginninderra will be among the bodies of water focused on in the…

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