Lake lockdown

johnboy 2 December 2010 19

The NCA is advising that pretty much all of Lake Burley Griffin is completely closed.

The National Capital Authority (NCA) has issued a High Alert Level for bacteria in Lake Burley Griffin.

The following areas of Lake Burley Griffin are currently closed to primary contact recreation:

— East Basin
— Central Basin
— West Basin
— West Lake

— Tarcoola Reach
— Yarramundi Reach

Primary contact recreation means recreation that involves whole-body water contact or submersion of the head. Examples include swimming, diving and windsurfing.

Will it be open again this summer?


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Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 9:33 pm 09 Dec 10

Gungahlin Al said :

I’m guessing the Googong overflow into the Queanbeyan River will help see the first really good flush of the lake for a long time. Starting now – ABC is reporting Googong is now full.

Followed quickly by the second really good flushing of the lake…

Gungahlin Al Gungahlin Al 1:16 pm 03 Dec 10

I’m guessing the Googong overflow into the Queanbeyan River will help see the first really good flush of the lake for a long time. Starting now – ABC is reporting Googong is now full.

john87_no1 john87_no1 11:15 am 03 Dec 10

Maybe if they stopped pumping turds into the water upstream from it we wouldnt have this problem……..?

Deref Deref 7:41 am 03 Dec 10

facet said :

As as a statistician back in the 70’s I was offended when we had two “one hundred year” floods in ten years. Forty years of drought later, I appreciated the term “average” (or for the less kind “mean”)
Climate change is about the long term folks, your life is lived in the short term (ie wots happening this weekend)

+1

JessicaNumber JessicaNumber 6:34 am 03 Dec 10

It’s a cover up, folks! Obviously they are actually concerned that the LBG monster (“Griffie”) is hungry. Keep your arms and legs out of the water lest they be nibbled!

astrojax astrojax 8:04 pm 02 Dec 10

and don’t kayak upside down in in lbg, either…

Captain RAAF Captain RAAF 7:49 pm 02 Dec 10

Plus, all the fuel, oil, paint etc that is leaked/dumped all across the territory gets flushed into lakes during big dumps of rain. Not nice to swim in.

facet facet 7:46 pm 02 Dec 10

As as a statistician back in the 70’s I was offended when we had two “one hundred year” floods in ten years. Forty years of drought later, I appreciated the term “average” (or for the less kind “mean”)
Climate change is about the long term folks, your life is lived in the short term (ie wots happening this weekend)

facet facet 7:40 pm 02 Dec 10

Queanbeyan just making a “convenience” of Canberra again, or are corpses floating out of the Queanbeyan cemetery as per last time. International headlines are in the offing.

Jethro Jethro 7:33 pm 02 Dec 10

This is to help build their secret underground tunnel system.

It’s all adding up people.

Deckard Deckard 7:29 pm 02 Dec 10

Jivrashia said :

A little ‘accident’ at the Scriviner Dam will do the job.

So it’s your fault!!

AussieRodney AussieRodney 7:18 pm 02 Dec 10

Deref said :

Where the fsck is the pollution coming from?

Well, the water running off my neighbour’s yard & running down the pathway was an “interesting” colour. Plus whatever crap is lying around on the roads gets dumped into the stormwater drain.

Pork Hunt said :

Other than the risk of disease, what shall be the punishment for offenders?

Isn’t that enough?

Clown Killer Clown Killer 7:10 pm 02 Dec 10

In a lot of the older suburbs (which also happen to be the ones around the lake) the sewer and storm-water pipes were laid in the same trench. They’re old terracotta or concrete pipes. There’s a reasonable amount of cross over in terms of what they transport.

Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 6:57 pm 02 Dec 10

Other than the risk of disease, what shall be the punishment for offenders?

Jivrashia Jivrashia 6:22 pm 02 Dec 10

The Frots said :

Maybe they are going to seal it up and use it for car-parking?

Seal it? The lake is man-made.
A little ‘accident’ at the Scriviner Dam will do the job.

Seriously though,
I thought all this rain and large volumes of run-offs into the lake would ‘clean’ it up…?

exposure to contaminated waters is enteric illnesses, such as self-limiting gastroenteritis. which can result in acute diarrhea.

Ooooh…. Bugger….

jazsam jazsam 6:16 pm 02 Dec 10

it has something to do large levels of bacteria.
It happens to all river/lake sytems after heavy rain

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 6:11 pm 02 Dec 10

Apparently the bacteria is called “enterracocci”.

Tee hee hee! P)

Deref Deref 6:00 pm 02 Dec 10

Where the fsck is the pollution coming from?

The Frots The Frots 5:39 pm 02 Dec 10

Maybe they are going to seal it up and use it for car-parking? Or build more houses/flats/units/boxes/shanties on it?

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