After 8 long months of closure finally some positive news!
Toxic levels have decreased below the trigger level for closure but the lake will remain closed until several good water quality samples are received. It is important to not enter the lake until the Lake Closed signs are removed.
The follow graph has been provided Courtesy of GCCC
It is also important that you do not enter the water where surface blooms are present. These blooms are the concentration of highly toxic algae gathered over hundreds of meters of surface water by prevailing wind conditions.
Council are in the process of updating water quality trends and other information on the councils website which can be found below;
Residents and Users “Still in the Dark” with no Water Quality Updates.
Recently the lake has shown some signs of recovery with improvement in water clarity as we move out of Winter. This has been the normal pattern before the re-growth of algae clouds the water. With the swimming season about to commence, users and user groups want the be kept informed on water quality and the possibility of the lake opening.
Despite requests for open and transparent communication with Council and numerous requests for 3 monthly water quality updates, to date none have been made available or even a timeframe.
The Care Group will again request updates on the last water quality results since the last update in May.
With the lake in poor condition, it is now more important than ever to minimise impact on water quality.
Please follow link below and review newsletter on what YOU can do to help!
LHM Newsletter Winter 2018