May 17, 2022 1:04 am

Alert for the presence of cyanobacteria in the Río de la Plata and Ensenada

The Undersecretary of Water Resources of the province of Buenos Aires issued a yellow alert for the cove coast and the access channel to the port of the Río de la Plata due to the presence of cyanobacteria in the water that can be dangerous to health.

The Buenos Aires organization recommended to the local residents and of Great Silver avoid contact with water and travel with a lot watch out for those who are in the area, in addition to following the recommendations that are disseminated.

The Cyanobacteria are organisms that live in water. and usually have a color greenish blue. Some species can be harmful to health and cause vomiting, diarrhea, headache, muscle weakness, and skin allergies.

As explained by the provincial entity, yellow alert level means a Low risk and in the water are small scattered green spots. In case of bathing or contact, it is recommended to rinse afterwards. In turn, they noted that water should not be taken directly from the river and extreme care with children and pets.

As a result of the presence of cyanobacteria in recent times, the Undersecretary of Water Resources launched a “cyanosemaphore”. It is a map that aims to bathers and athletes do not put their health at risk. And it also includes a point that determines the status of network water supply by the company ABSA in relation to the situation of cyanobacteria.

The cyan traffic light alerts about the situation on the coast of the Río de La Plata.Undersecretary of Water Resources PBA

in case you feel odor or observe color in the water contact should not be made for any reason. In case of poisoning, it is advisable to consult the nearest health center.

The traffic light is the result of an inter-institutional table made up of the Buenos Aires agency together with the state water company, ABSA, the Commission for Scientific Research (CIC), the National Council for Scientific and Technical Research of Argentina La Plata (Conicet-La Plata) , UNLP, UTN and the municipalities of La Plata, Berisso and Ensenada.

The map is available at, with daily update where the population can access to know the status of the same.

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