Yesterday it was Lake Tuggeranong, today Lake Burley Griffin.
The NCA has announced most of Lake Burley Griffin is now unsafe:
- Water test results received today by the NCA indicate that algae levels are at an unacceptable level in the following areas of Lake Burley Griffin:
— East Basin
— Central Basin
— West Basin
— West Lake including Yarralumla Bay, Lotus Bay, Weston Park East swimming area.
At current concentrations, it is unsafe to use the lake for recreational activities that involve immersion in the water, such as swimming and bathing in these areas.
A warning is also issued for elevated blue green algae levels at Black Mountain swimming area and primary contact recreation is not recommended.
The NCA has a specialpage for weekly updates on the Lake’s condition.