Queanbeyan takes a dump on the heart of Canberra

johnboy 3 December 2010 10

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.


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10 Responses to Queanbeyan takes a dump on the heart of Canberra
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cleo cleo 12:57 am 04 Dec 10

Hopefully the Carp will get it clean lol

Jethro Jethro 11:54 pm 03 Dec 10

I note that water skiing is no longer appears on their proscribed list

Keijidosha Keijidosha 5:21 pm 03 Dec 10

tiliqua said :

Well that little bit of info didn’t make it to the five or so coarse fishers set up along Bowen Drive when I went past about 1.30pm, ewww…

Maybe they were fishing for Blind Mullet or Brown Trout?

Pork Hunt Pork Hunt 5:18 pm 03 Dec 10

You’ll be right, our shit doesn’t stink…

tiliqua said :

Well that little bit of info didn’t make it to the five or so coarse fishers set up along Bowen Drive when I went past about 1.30pm, ewww…

You say coarse, were they cussin’ and fightin’?

PrinceOfAles PrinceOfAles 5:09 pm 03 Dec 10

The 50 or so fishermen I saw around the lake just now obviously didn`t read this.

chewy14 chewy14 3:22 pm 03 Dec 10

Well our dam has just overtopped, so hopefully we can wash most of Queanbeyan away by this time tomorrow. Go Googong Go.

tiliqua tiliqua 2:59 pm 03 Dec 10

Well that little bit of info didn’t make it to the five or so coarse fishers set up along Bowen Drive when I went past about 1.30pm, ewww…

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 2:49 pm 03 Dec 10

facet said :

Can’t swim in Lake Burley but you can go through the motions ugh!

Well played!

facet facet 2:43 pm 03 Dec 10

Can’t swim in Lake Burley but you can go through the motions ugh!

georgesgenitals georgesgenitals 1:51 pm 03 Dec 10

Ha – eat s***!

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