Hinze Dam - Temporary partial closure of horse trails
Date:
17/10/2017

The horse trail from the Panorama to the Eastern Boat Ramp at Hinze Dam will be temporarily closed from Wednesday 11 October 2017 to Friday 20 October 2017 for maintenance. Please follow the direction of staff and signage on-site. We thank you for your patience during the closure.

Ewen Maddock Dam - Temporary closure of swimming area
Date:
17/10/2017

Ewen Maddock Dam is temporarily closed to in water activities including swimming due to the current levels of rainfall in the catchment resulting in inflows into the lake.

The closure is in the interest of public safety while our staff assess the impact on water quality at the site.

We will re-open the lake as soon as it is safe to do so. Please follow the direction of staff and signage on-site.

Wyaralong - Trail Closures due to rainfall
Date:
16/10/2017

All trails at Wyaralong are currently closed due to the levels of rainfall received in the area over the weekend.
Further rainfall is expected over the next few days which may further impact the usability of the trails.
All visitors are requested to observe the direction of signage and staff at the site.
The trails will be inspected and reopened as soon as possible once the current weather conditions abate.

Lake Somerset and Lake Wivenhoe Temporarily closed to in water activity
Date:
16/10/2017

Lake Somerset and Lake Wivenhoe are temporarily closed to in water activities including skiing and swimming due to the current levels of rainfall in the catchment resulting in inflows into each of the lakes.

The closure is in the interest of public safety while our staff assess the impact on water quality at each of the sites.

We will re-open the lakes as soon as it is safe to do so. Please follow the direction of staff and signage on-site.

Borumba Dam Camp Ground Closure
Date:
13/10/2017

The Borumba Dam Camp Ground will be temporarily closed until further notice, due to unforeseen change of circumstances of the current operator, from Tuesday 17 October 2017.

The former operator has cancelled all existing bookings and is responsible to provide appropriate refunds to booking holders.

Visitors can seek alternative camping which is available at the nearby Borumba Deer Park on Yabba Creek Road or Island Reach camping resort at Imbil Island Road, Imbil. You can also find alternative camp sites in the area at gympie.qld.gov.au.

Camping facilities will still be made available at the site to support the upcoming Lions Mary Valley Fishing Classic from 4-5 November 2017 at Borumba Dam.

If you require more information, please contact Seqwater on 1800 771 497 or email communications@seqwater.com.au.  

Moogerah Dam - Be aware of nesting catfish in swimming area
Date:
03/10/2017

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.

Reminder to play it safe at our lakes in the hot weather
Date:
29/09/2017

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.

Wappa Dam - Temporary closure of toilet building
Date:
26/09/2017

The toilets at Jack Harrison Park Wappa Dam will be closed until further notice while maintenance works are undertaken.

Temporary facilities are available and all visitors are requested to comply with the direction of staff and signage at the site.

Borumba Dam boat ramp Stage 2 construction works
Date:
25/09/2017

Seqwater will be undertaking construction works at Borumba Dam from Tuesday 3 October 2017 for the Borumba Boat Ramp Stage 2 Upgrade.

The upgrade will be able to provide an improved and safer vessel launching point for boat operators. Seqwater manages numerous dams that are open to recreation and maintaining safe access to the water is an important part of its commitment to water based recreational activities.

Construction has been scheduled in early October to ensure that the lake is accessible over the September school holidays, and importantly the Queen’s birthday long weekend.

The upgrade is expected to take about four weeks to complete, subject to weather conditions and other unexpected delays, and is being constructed as per Australian Standards and Department of Transport and Main Roads’ specifications. The existing boat ramp will be temporarily closed during construction. We understand the impact this temporary closure will have on recreation visitors and local businesses, so we will work to reopen the boat ramp as soon as possible and when safe to do so. 

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

Lake Baroon recreation changes
Date:
22/09/2017

As of Monday 25 September, recreation activities at Lake Baroon will be limited to paddling and shoreline fishing at the Southern Recreation Area only.

Boating with trailerable vessels and swimming are not permitted anywhere at the lake due to low water levels.

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

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

We thank you for your patience during these temporary closures. You can locate alternate recreation areas via our interactive map at www.seqwater.com.au.   

 

Lake Borumba: change to potable water supply
Date:
19/09/2017

Potable (drinking water) is no longer supplied at Lake Borumba's recreation area and campground.

Visitors are asked to bring their own drinking water supplies when using these facilities.

All taps and other water points on-site are labelled 'not to drink'.

For futher information, please contact our recreation team at recreation@seqwater.com.au

Maroon Dam - Slater Park shoreline works
Date:
04/08/2017

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 Wyaralong - Bills Link mountain bike trail remains temporarily closed
Date:
24/07/2017

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:
14/07/2017

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.

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.

Lake Atkinson and Lake Clarendon temporarily closed
Date:
26/05/2017

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

Please follow signage and directions of staff on-site.

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

 

 

Remain vigilant and be aware of changing lake conditions
Date:
01/04/2017

Your safety is important - please remain vigilant and play it safe when visiting any of our dams, lakes and parks.

Rainfall can change the conditions of our lakes and recreation areas, so we urge all users to remain vigilant and be aware of hazards when recreating at our lakes.

It's not just excessive rain that can cause conditions at our lakes to change. Periods of low rain or drought, or increased usage at our irrigation dams often result in a lower water level at some of our lakes, such as Lake Atkinson.

If you are the skipper of a vessel or boat, it is your responsibility to ensure that the conditions are suitable for your particular activity. Submerged hazards including debris and natural hazards may be present, so lake users are reminded to remain vigilant at all times. You can keep yourself and your passengers safe by:

checking the area you intend to use to determine whether it is safe for your activity

  • keeping a proper lookout when using towing apparatus
  • maintaining a safe speed suitable for the conditions
  • wearing your life jacket
  • keeping a good lookout when using towing apparatus.
Lake Wyaralong - Camping no longer permitted at Meebun
Date:
13/01/2017

From 31 January 2017, camping is no longer permitted at the Meebun day use area.

The eight tent-only site has been subject to a number of operational and safety issues, which have created hygiene risks for visitors. The closure is a first step towards Seqwater’s master plan for recreation at Wyaralong and will help Seqwater deliver on a safe, clean and family friendly recreation space for the community.

The Ngumbi camp site continues to operate and is accessible by trails (no vehicular access). The Lilybrook camp site is also still operational, available for events by booking with recreation@seqwater.com.au
Visitors can find alternative camp sites in the area at www.visitscenicrim.com.au or the via the interactive recreation map at www.seqwater.com.au
For more information, please contact Seqwater on 1800 771 497 or email communications@seqwater.com.au