|Parts of Lake Burley Griffin Remain Closed|
12 March 2009
The National Capital Authority has today advised that parts of Lake Burley Griffin will remain closed to due to high levels of toxic blue-green algae.
East Basin in Lake Burley Griffin is still closed to all water activities, due to elevated levels of blue-green algae. Any recreation activity that involves contact with the water, such as swimming, bathing, canoeing, boating or rowing, is prohibited.
Central Basin and West Basin have elevated levels of blue-green algae and Black Mountain Peninsula swimming area has high bacterial levels.
Central Basin, West Basin and Black Mountain Peninsula swimming area remain closed to recreation activities that involve immersion in the water. The public are advised to avoid deliberate contact with lake water in these areas and to take precautionary measures such as fresh water wash-down following any contact with lake water.
An advertisement will appear in the public notices section of the Canberra Times tomorrow.
Updates are available here.
|Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 March 2009 09:02|