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Lake open for boats, still closed for swimming

johnboy 16 December 2010 6

The National Capital Authority is advising that Lake Burley Griddin is now open for rowing, fishing, boating and canoeing.

NCA Chief Executive, Gary Rake advises secondary contact users to take extra care in the water.

‘Although bacteria has returned to a safe level for secondary contact use, there is still a risk of damage to craft due to partially or completely submerged debris.

‘The NCA urges users to exercise caution and to assess risk levels before entering the water,” said Mr Rake.

With the lifting of the complete lake closure, the NCA will now begin clearing as much of the debris in Lake Burley Griffin and is seeking the assistance of lake users.

‘Regular lake users, such as rowing or sailing clubs could, if safe to do so, and if covered by their insurances, survey the water, around their facility and place a floating marker on sunken timber hazards. This will serve as both a warning to other lake users and a marker for subsequent debris removal operations,’ said Mr Rake.

Users who notice damage to any infrastructure around the lake are encouraged to advise the NCA by emailing natcap@natcap.gov.au or calling 6271 2888.

They’ll let us know tomorrow if parts of the lake will be opened for swimming.


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georgesgenitals 8:41 am 17 Dec 10

All in all, a pretty shitty situation.

cleo 10:39 pm 16 Dec 10

by the weekend all those trees in central and east basin will have, just in time, made their way down to the sailing course.

Haven’t found any floating coffins from Queanbeyan cemetery have they?

dtc 5:34 pm 16 Dec 10

by the weekend all those trees in central and east basin will have, just in time, made their way down to the sailing course.

Holden Caulfield 5:07 pm 16 Dec 10

Just make sure you dodge all the crap still floating in the water, haha.

Indi 3:58 pm 16 Dec 10

I won’t be taking my yacht out there with all the snags spank me very much – how about the NCA commences dragging some of the hazards out of the ditch in the lead up to the holiday period…

Fiona 2:09 pm 16 Dec 10

ughh don’t fall in.

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