- Water test results today show that the levels of blue green algae that caused the lake to be closed last Thursday remain high in some areas of the lake.
The NCA has asked the Water Police to enforce the below lake closures.
The following areas of Lake Burley Griffin are closed for recreation uses that involve any contact with the water, such as swimming, bathing, canoeing, boating or rowing:
— East Basin
— Central Basin
Recreation activities in which the user comes into direct contact with the water, such as swimming is prohibited in the following areas of Lake Burley Griffin:
— West Basin
— West Lake (including swimming areas at Lotus Bay and Yarralumla Bay)
— Tarcoola Reach (including swimming areas at Black Mountain Peninsula and Weston Park)
— Yarramundi Reach
For the period 21-26 February 2009, secondary contact recreation (boating, rowing etc) in West Basin, West Lake, Tarcoola Reach and Yarramundi Reach is permitted but the public are advised to avoid deliberate contact with lake water and to take precautionary measures such as fresh water-wash down following any accidental contact with lake water.
Water features and irrigation systems that rely on water from Lake Burley Griffin will remain off until algae levels are at an unacceptable level.
Also the Canberra Times is the real winner with an
add ad to be placed as extra posterior protection.