The Yarra River is iconic in Victoria. The long stretch of riverbank is perfect for weekend strolls… but not so much for a swim. It is no lie that the water is very, very dirty.

Usually the river sports a dark murky colour, but overnight it had a makeover like we’ve ever seen.

Thanks to last night’s dust storm, the Yarra River is now bright brown!

 

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This wasn’t the spot that copped some dirt with many photos popping up on the internet.

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Luckily, Melbourne’s air quality continues to be good, but it’s worth taking precaution just in case.