Forecast rainfall associated with Ex Tropical Cyclone Debbie is likely to generate sufficient catchment runoff to Seqwater lakes, which may impact water quality. Seqwater is monitoring the situation closely, however, it is possible many primary contact recreation sites may be closed in the next 24 to 72 hours.
Any closures will be made in the interest of public health and safety. Primary contact activities such as swimming and skiing could result in exposure to pathogens, which may cause infections and gastroenteritis-like symptoms.
More information is available of Seqwater’s factsheets and FAQ pages here.
If sites are closed, Seqwater will regularly test water quality throughout any closure period and will re-open each site to water-based activities as soon as test results indicate it is safe to do so.
Check the Seqwater website here for the latest recreation and safety notices before you leave home.
Please follow the direction of Seqwater staff and signage on-site.