Lake Closed Due to Algae Outbreak for a Second Time In a Year!

For the second time in 2017, Lake Hugh Muntz has been closed for high levels of Algae!

In the 35 year history of this swimming lake, these closures are unprecedented with the last recorded algae outbreak way back in 2006!

The lake closure could not of come at a worse time, with many users looking forward using the lake during the hot summer months, not to mention disruption to Vital Commonwealth games triathlon training.

Based on the outbreak earlier in the year, the closure could be for several months. The Care group have asked for regular updates on readings and will update users.

The Care Group are still waiting for water quality results requested back in July to determine lake trends and will advise when received. The extent of the outbreak can be seen in the photo below with the whole lake turning a green colour!