Lake Wivenhoe - Temporary closure Spillway Common recreation area 17 July 2019

The Spillway Common Day Use Area and launch point will be closed to all public access on Wednesday 17 July while prescribed burn is undertaken.

The site will be reopened as soon as it is safe to do so.

Lake Wivenhoe Cormorant Bay - BBQs not working

Due to an electrical fault, the BBQs at the Cormorant Bay day use area are not currently working.

Toilet facilities are still available.

We are sorry for the inconvenience, especially during school holidays.

Alternative recreation areas can be found via our interactive recreation map or at 



Lake Samsonvale - Bullocky Rest - Partial Closure from 27 May

Seqwater will be working to replace retaining walls at Bullocky Rest, Lake Samsonvale to improve safety at the recreation site.


Work is scheduled from Monday 27 May 2019 and will take place from 6:30am through to 5:30pm weekdays for eight weeks.


The work will be staged to reduce impact on recreation users and temporary fencing will be erected around the construction areas to ensure unauthorised access is managed.


Seqwater will aim to limit impacts of the works, which will require construction equipment including bobcats, small excavators, augers, concrete trucks and light vehicles.


The site will be reopened on completion of the works.


For more information please contact us on 1300 SEQWATER (1300 737 928) or email

Current closures due to low water levels:

Lake Atkinson

Closed to all water based activities



Lake Clarendon

Closed to all water based activities



Lake Dyer

Closed to all water based activities



Lake Moogerah

Swimming area closed



Lake Wivenhoe Hamon Cove

Boat ramp closed

Catch and release only at Hinze Dam

Seqwater has advised fishers to release and not eat fish from Hinze Dam because of naturally-occurring mercury.

Queensland Health has warned that fish caught in the dam are not suitable to eat due to elevated levels of naturally-occurring mercury in longer-lived fish.

This follows recent results from routine Seqwater fish testing.

The level of mercury in the water is low and well within safe limits for drinking.

An Seqwater spokesman said fishing in Hinze Dam should be catch-and-release only.

Read the media release in full here.

Temporary Closure - Kurwongbah Park

As part of the dam improvement program, Kurwongbah Park located on Dayboro Road will be closed from Tuesday 19 June 2018.

Kurwongbah Park will be the main access to the construction site and will be closed to the public during the upgrade. The park will be reopened once the work is completed.

You can stay up-to-date with the progress of the Sideling Creek Dam Improvement Project by
subscribing to our e-updates through the project webpage

Maroon Dam - Slater Park shoreline works

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.

Lake Clarendon closed to all water based recreation

Lake Clarendon is temporarily closed to all water-based recreation due to poor water quality.

Seqwater is performing regular water quality testing and will re-open Lake Clarendon to water-based activities as soon as possible.

Seqwater apologises to visitors for any inconvenience caused by the lake’s closure.