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Lake Burley Griffin open for all uses

By johnboy 19 March 2012 7

The National Capital Authority has announced they’re re-opened the lake for all uses:

Although bacteria has returned to a safe level, lake users are advised to be alert to the presence of hazards such as logs and debris which have entered the lake as a result of the flooding. These hazards may be partially or completely submerged. The NCA urges users to exercise caution and to assess risk levels before entering the water.

The Captain Cook Memorial Jet will remain non-operational until flood debris is cleared.

Ongoing advice from ACT Health is that swimming should be avoided for several days after heavy rainfall as bacteria can be strongly influenced by such events.

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Watson 11:19 am 21 Mar 12

Well, I took my daughter for the first and probably last swim in the lake this season. We had the place to ourselves. And apparently the water was cold.

Erg0 9:47 am 21 Mar 12

c_c said :

[…] increased consumption of Hahn Premium […]

Hahn Premium is a bogan beer now? Maybe I need to update my stereotypes…

AsparagusSyndrome 12:56 am 21 Mar 12

“All uses”, except perhaps a student teepee raft. (Or a floating Yurt, I would suspect.)

Watson 8:58 pm 19 Mar 12

Yay! Now it’s too cold to swim in it.

onlytt600 3:13 pm 19 Mar 12

Deref said :

“…bacteria have…”


Deref 3:02 pm 19 Mar 12

“…bacteria have…”

c_c 2:26 pm 19 Mar 12

Contact with lake water no longer poses a danger of acute illness. However residual contamination from Queanbeyan may pose a risk for prolonged or repeated users of the lake, including increased consumption of Hahn Premium, sudden urges to wear flannels and cravings for micro-easy cheeseburgers.

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