The National Capital Authority is blaming Queanbeyan for the full and complete closure of Lake Burley Griffin after their sewage works did pretty much what ours is to Gundagai.
Lake Burley Griffin is closed to all sporting and recreational uses following a breach at the sewage works in Queanbeyan.
The National Capital Authority was advised today that sewage has entered Queanbeyan River which flows into Lake Burley Griffin.
Based on advice from ACT Health, it is unsafe to use the lake for any activities that involve contact with the water such as swimming, canoeing, recreational boating, rowing or fishing.
Water features and irrigation systems that rely on water from Lake Burley Griffin have been stopped. The Captain Cook Memorial Jet, Central Reflection Pond and Centenary of Federation Fountains are among the water features closed.
Ferry services will continue operating where patrons are protected from incidental exposure to lake water.
The quantity of sewage that has leaked into the river is unknown at this stage.
In other lakey NCA news they’re reporting that three of the five flap gates are now open. The only time all five have opened was in the 1976 floods, but with Googong now flowing into the Queanbeyan River (to say nothing of the toilets of Queanbeyan) you never know your luck.