Ewen Maddock Dam has reopened
Date:
15/12/2017

Ewen Maddock Dam is now reopened to all approved recreational activities.

The closure was in the interest of public safety while our staff repaired extensive storm damage at the site.

Thank you for your patience during this necessary closure.

Please play it safe when visiting our recreation sites.

Lake Wivenhoe - O'Shea's Crossing temporarily closed to all water-based activities
Date:
15/12/2017

O’Shea’s Crossing at Lake Wivenhoe is temporarily closed to all water-based activities due to high levels of bacteria detected during routine testing.

The cause of the increase in bacteria numbers is not yet known. The closure is a precautionary measure in the interest of public safety. Exposure to the bacteria could result in gastroenteritis-like symptoms.

We will continue to monitor water quality and re-open O’Shea’s Crossing to water-based activities as soon as possible.

Please follow the direction of staff and signage on-site.

Lake Dyer temporarily closed to all water-based activities
Date:
15/12/2017

Lake Dyer is temporarily closed to all water-based activities due to high levels of bacteria detected during routine testing.

The cause of the increase in bacteria numbers is not yet known. The closure is a precautionary measure in the interest of public safety. Exposure to the bacteria could result in gastroenteritis-like symptoms.

We will continue to monitor water quality and re-open Lake Dyer to water-based activities as soon as possible.

Please follow the direction of staff and signage on-site.

Water supply changes at the Somerset Spit day use area
Date:
13/12/2017

Water suitable for drinking will no longer be available at the Somerset Spit day use area as of Monday 18 December 2017.

All existing taps and toilet facilities will remain in place with signs warning visitors not to drink the water.

The water will continue to be safe to use for non-drinking water purposes such as washing your hands and cleaning fish.

Drinking water will continue to be supplied from the Somerset Park day use area.

For more information, contact recreation@seqwater.com.au or call Seqwater on 1800 771 497.

Lake Wyaralong - Crows Ash Break trail network
Date:
11/12/2017

Contractors will be conducting maintenance work on land adjoining the trail network at Crows Ash Break, Lake Wyaralong.

Signage will be in place to advise visitors of the work area.

Work is unlikely to impact recreational users at this site and is expected to be completed by Friday 15 December 2017.

Changes to recreation at Lake Kurwongbah from Saturday 2 December 2017
Date:
29/11/2017

As of Saturday 2 December 2017, paddlers and club skiers have been given access to the lake every day of the week.

There will be separate zones on the lake: an area for skiing and an area for paddling. Club rowing will also continue on the designated rowing course. 

For your safety, and the safety of others, do not paddle or ski outside the designated zone for that activity. Paddlers and skiers must give way to rowers at all times. Skiers must also give way to paddlers.

An additional paddle craft wash down facility and launch point have also been established and designated at Mick Hanfling Park. All recreation users are required to wash their water craft to help prevent the spread of aquatic weeds.

Current arrangements will remain in place up to and including Friday 1 December 2017. The new arrangements will commence from 5:30am on Saturday 2 December 2017.

Download the Lake Kurwongbah recreation guide to see the designated zones or email recreation@seqwater.com.au for more information

Lake Atkinson and Lake Clarendon temporarily closed
Date:
17/11/2017

Lakes Atkinson and Clarendon remain closed to all water based activities due to low water levels.

Please follow signage and directions of staff on-site.

We will open the lake as soon as it is safe to do so.

 

 

Lake Wyaralong - Bills Link mountain bike trail remains temporarily closed
Date:
17/11/2017

The Bills Link mountain bike trails at Lake Wyaralong remains temporarily closed until further notice.

The trail needs substantial repair works, and will remain closed until this work is complete.

Black Rock trail has been reopened with access to the top of the trail via Grass Tree Track.

All other trails at Lake Wyaralong are open for the public to enjoy. Please play it safe and exercise caution on the trails as conditions may have changed since your last visit.

Download a copy of the recreation map or view the online interactive map for more information.

Lake Maroon: BBQ out of order
Date:
17/11/2017

The BBQ at the Maroon Dam Day Use Area is out of order until further notice.

We apologise for any inconvenience this has caused.

You can find alernative Seqwater lakes that have picnic and BBQ facilities via our interactive recreation map or our recreation activities page.

Maroon Dam - Slater Park shoreline works
Date:
17/11/2017

Visitors are advised to exercise caution along the shoreline at Slater Park where undermining and some erosion of the bank is evident.
The affected area has been cordoned off and signage placed at the site.
In the interest of public safety all visitors are requested to please observe the direction of staff and signage while rectification works are completed.

Reminder to play it safe at our lakes in the hot weather
Date:
17/11/2017

With the hot weather upon us, we would like to remind visitors, especially swimmers, to play it safe in and around our lakes.

Our lakes form part of a habitat with a variety of wildlife and natural organisms living in them, particularly in the warmer temperatures.

We have designated swimming areas at a number of our lakes for you to keep cool and while your safety is important to us, remember it is your responsibility.

The heat also means animals and insects might be more prevalent both on the land and in the water.

Be aware when you choose to recreate in natural areas there are hazards you might experience such as bites and stings. We recommend you carry a first aid kit with you at all times and always check the recreational and safety notices on our website before heading out.

Moogerah Dam - Be aware of nesting catfish in swimming area
Date:
17/11/2017

There have been reports of nesting eel-tail catfish in the designated swimming area at Moogerah Dam.

Catfish are very protective of their nest while they have eggs, however they do not have sharp teeth or poisonous spines, but they will nip to ward off anything that comes too close.

The breeding season generally only lasts a few weeks, so please be aware of the catfish if you choose to swim.