Care Group Meeting With Algae Specialist/Management Plan Suggestions

Care group representatives will be meeting with Griffith Uni Algae experts and Council on Friday 1st of June.

The meeting is a great opportunity to raise User and Resident concerns and seek clarification on issues/difficulties and the best way forward.

To  get the most out of the meeting, the Care Group have produced a Draft Management Plan suggestions for discussion and some sample questions below for the algae experts.

LINK-Draft Management Plan Suggestions

WE NEED YOUR FEEDBACK!!!

  1. Please review the Draft Management Plan Suggestions and Questions.
  2. Email your comments/suggestions to lakehughmuntz@gmail.com.
  3. All comments/suggestions  will be passed onto Council.

Questions for Algae Experts.

  1. ‘What is the Scope/ or brief that Griffith University are being asked to complete?
  2. What are the expected outcomes and timeframes for the research and report from Griffith University?
  3. How long can this expertise be drawn on?
  4. Past History.
  • Are there algae tests older than 2 years for analysis?
  • What were the trends over time?
  • What was the trigger for this outbreak?
  • How could this have been prevented?
  1. Are GCCC testing for Presence of dangerous Toxins like BMAA?
  2. Is there a concern for airborne toxins?
  3. Out of 100K budget, how much spent in Research Vs Improvements?
  4. What is the outlook for swimming next summer?
  5. Possible Solutions.
  • Aeration. Pros/Cons/Viable alternative.
  • Phoslock. Pros/Cons/Viable alternative
  • Biological Treatment. EG.  Biostim. Pros/Cons/Viable alternative.
  • Alum Treatment. Pros/Cons/Viable alternative.
  • Saltwater reduction through Drain Outlet Control. Pros/Cons/Viable alternative.

130 Days into lake Closure – Council Newsletter Distributed to Residents – May 2018

Council has just distributed a newsletter to residents advising on the current poor condition of Lake Hugh Muntz and progress on improving the situation. The graphs indicate that current toxic levels of Algae in LHM are STILL high. The deterioration and severity of the outbreak is clearly evident around the lake. The ongoing Algal surface blooms appearing around the lake have residents and users continually asking “Why has LHM been left to deteriorate to this horrible condition”

Please follow link below to view document.

Council Newsletter May 2018