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Water Topics

Information on a range of topics relating to water quality, water issues and the aquatic environment.

​​This page contains information on topics relating to water quality and potential water issues, such as algae growth and algal blooms, fish and fish kills and foams and foam lines.

  • Algae
    Algae are a diverse group of organisms that are widespread throughout aquatic habitats, both fresh water and marine. Algal growth is dependent on light availability, water temperature and, nutrient availability. For temperate zones, such as Tasmania, low light levels and low water temperatures limit the growth of algae during the winter months even though nutrients are available.
  • Fish and Fish Kills
    Information relating to fish species of Tasmania and potential causes of fish kills.
  • Foam and Foam Lines
    Information relating to the formation of foams in Tasmanian waterways and the presence of foam lines.

​Water Section
134 Macquarie Street
Hobart TAS 7000
Phone: 03 6165 4599
Email: water@epa.tas.gov.au​

The Environment Protection Authority acknowledges the Tasmanian Aboriginal people as the traditional custodians of lutruwita (Tasmania) and pays respect to their Elders, past and present.