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.

Lake Baroon recreation and water access changes
Date:
17/11/2017

Recreation activities at Lake Baroon are currently limited to paddling and shoreline fishing at the Southern Recreation Area only.

Due to reduced water levels boating with trailerable vessels and swimming are not permitted anywhere at the lake.

Please refrain from launching paddlecraft or fishing from the shoreline at the Northern Recreation Area due to hazards at the shoreline.

These modified access arrangements are for your safety, and the safety of those around you. Please observe the directions of signage and staff on-site.

We will continue to monitor the lake levels and water quality at the site with a view to reopening the site as soon as possible. You can locate alternate recreation areas via our interactive map at www.seqwater.com.au.

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.

Feral pig baiting near Wivenhoe Dam from Wednesday 8 November 2017
Date:
17/11/2017

Seqwater is working to control wild pigs on land near Wivenhoe Dam. 

Under the Biosecurity Act 2014, feral pigs are classified as a 'biosecurity matter' under Queensland legislation, and Seqwater has a responsibility to manage them.

1080 (sodium fluoroacetate) baits will be laid in the vicinty of Splityard Creek (Lot plan 241 SL11000) and will be collected 14 days later.

While 1080 baits are an effective species-specific pesticide and used state-wide to control pest populations, there is no known antidote for 1080 poisoning.  Please ensure domestic and working dogs are restrained or muzzled during this period.

Signage will be in place when baiting is in progress. For your safety please look out for this signage and follow the instructions of authorised personnel on site.

For more information, email communications@seqwater.com.au 

Future recreation changes at Lake Samsonvale and Lake Kurwongbah
Date:
07/07/2017

In the coming months, we will be working with local recreation clubs and neighbours to carefully plan future recreation changes to Lake Samsonvale (North Pine Dam) and Lake Kurwongbah (Sideling Creek Dam).

In the meantime, recreation arrangements will remain the same. Check our activity guides to find out what is currently permitted at the lake.

The future recreation changes will involve permitting:

  • paddle craft on Lake Samsonvale
  • public paddling, club rowing and club skiing on Lake Kurwongbah, seven days a week.

In June 2015, we made changes to the shared recreation arrangement at Lake Kurwongbah, while we conducted the landmark water quality assessment at the neighbouring Lake Samsonvale. The Australian-first study found Lake Samsonvale is able to cope with the introduction of public paddle craft, in addition to the Lake Samsonvale Water Sports Association and Pine Rivers Fish Management Association’s continued use of the lake, without impacting drinking water quality. The study has increased Seqwater’s knowledge about the effect of recreation on water quality, which has allowed us to revise the current shared recreation arrangement on Lake Kurwongbah.

We appreciate your patience while we implement the changes. 

Lake Dyer is open to paddlecraft but closed to all other water-based recreation
Date:
26/05/2017

We have reopened Lake Dyer to paddlecraft activities only. Due to the reduced water levels, the swimming area cannot be used and the boat ramp will remain closed to trailerable vessels.

Paddlers are asked to please exercise extreme caution when accessing Lake Dyer due to the reduced water level. The dam level is less than 10%.

Paddlers should remain vigilant at all times as conditions in the lake may have changed during the closure and previously submerged hazards may become visible.

Thank you for your patience during the recent temporary closure of the lake.