End-of-Year Storms Ruin Plans For New Year's Day Beach Revellers

StoryfulPublished: May 30, 2017
Published: May 30, 2017

Environmental Protection Authority Victoria warned against New Year’s Day revellers swimming at Melbourne’s beaches after a weekend of storms drove up pollution in the water.

Shortly before New Year’s Day, wild weather wreaked havoc across Victoria, causing <a href="https://newswire.storyful.com/collections/melbournevic-floods-december_3307" target="_blank">widespread flooding</a> and <br /><a href="http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/victoria/epa-warns-against-swimming-at-melbourne-beaches-ahead-of-new-years-eve/news-story/fd14c1f86ae6ed7edc78bdfc0fdb5e4d" target="_blank">carrying pollution into the ocean</a>.

This timelapse shows the storm, which swept over the south Victorian coastline near Geelong. While the pollution was not as severe as compared to the city, debris from stormwater systems still affected water quality.

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