Blue-green algae levels

To protect visitors from exposure to blue-green algae toxins, some water-based recreation activities are restricted when algae levels indicate a potential health risk.

It may be necessary to limit water-based activities for weeks or sometimes months until blue-green algae levels return to acceptable limits.

At times, we may still close lakes to all on-water recreation for other reasons such as severe weather. Plan ahead and check our recreation and safety notices before you leave home.

For more information about blue-green algae and how we manage recreational access to keep you safe:

Enoggera Reservoir (L)

BGA low - Enoggera

Enoggera Reservoir is open to all permitted water-based activities.

Ewen Maddock Dam (L)

BGA low - Ewen

Ewen Maddock Dam is open to all permitted water-based activities.

Hinze Dam (L)

BGA low - Hinze

Hinze Dam is open to all permitted water-based activities. Electric boats only.

Lake Atkinson (L)

BGA low ATK DYER MOOG SOM

Please note: Although blue-green algae levels are low, Lake Atkinson is currently closed to all water-based activities due to low water levels. Check recreation and safety notices for more information.

Lake Baroon (L)

BGA low - Baroon

Lake Baroon is open to all permitted water-based activities.

Lake Borumba (L)

BGA low - Borumba

Lake Borumba is open to all permitted water-based activities.

Lake Clarendon (L)

BGA low - clarendon only

Please note: Although blue-green algae levels are low, Lake Clarendon is currently closed to all water-based activities due to low water levels. Check recreation and safety notices for more information.

Lake Dyer (L)

BGA low - dyer

Please note: Although blue-green algae levels are low, Lake Dyer is currently closed to all water-based activities due to low water levels. Check recreation and safety notices for more information.

Lake Kurwongbah (L)

BGA low - Kurwongbah only

Lake Kurwongbah is open to all permitted water-based activities. Check the Lake Kurwongbah recreation guide for details about designated zones for water based activities.

Lake Macdonald (L)

BGA low - macdonald

Lake Macdonald Dam is open to all permitted water-based activities. Electric boats only.

Lake Manchester (L)

BGA low - manchester

Lake Manchester is open to all permitted water-based activities.

Lake Maroon (L)

BGA low - maroon

Lake Maroon is open to all permitted water-based activities.

Lake Moogerah (L)

BGA low - moogerah

Lake Moogerah is open to all permitted water-based activities.

Lake Samsonvale (L)

BGA low - samsonvale

Lake Samsonvale is open to all permitted water-based activities. 

Lake Somerset (L)

BGA low - Somerset

Lake Somerset is open to all permitted water-based activities.

Lake Wivenhoe (L)

BGA low - Wivenhoe

Lake Wivenhoe is open to all permitted water-based activities. Boats must adhere to the 6 knot speed limit on all areas of the lake.

Lake Wyaralong (L)

BGA medium - Wyaralong

Lake Wyaralong is open to all permitted water-based activities. Electric boats only - no fuel powered vessels.

Blue-green algae alert levels

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Primary contact
(in-water) recreation

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Involves water contact activities where the whole body, face and/or trunk is frequently immersed; or where the face is frequently being sprayed; or where it is likely that some water will be swallowed, inhaled, or come into contact with ears, eyes, mouth and nose or cuts in the skin (e.g. swimming, water skiing, jet skiing and tubing). 

Secondary contact
(on-water) recreation

Secondary

Involves incidental water contact activities in which only the limbs are regularly wet, and greater contact with water (including swallowing) is unusual (e.g. boating, fishing, rowing, kayaking or canoeing with no intent to capsize or submerge). There may be the occasional and inadvertent immersion through accidents. (e.g. slipping into the water, accidentally capsizing from a rowing or sailing craft).