Patterson Lakes hit by another algae bloom, infuriating local of 18 years

ANOTHER algae infestation at Patterson Lakes has infuriated locals who say it is so thick the waterway can’t be used.

Melbourne Water said the stringy weed at Tidal Canals wasn’t toxic and would disappear in a few months but fisherman Barry Wenke said he had not seen such a thick covering of the weed in the 18 years he had lived there.