Lake Somerset is closed following heavy rain.
Lake Somerset is closed following heavy rain.

CLOSED: ‘Public safety’ risk shuts popular lake to swimmers

ANYONE planning a trip to the waterhole for a dip will have to put plans on hold, following news Lake Somerset is temporarily closed to in-water recreation use.

Seqwater announced on Tuesday the lake, as well as Lake Kurwongbah near North Lakes, has closed as a precautionary measure in the interest of public safety.

Seqwater staff are inspecting the sites to ensure water is safe for human contact, following major rainfall.

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An Seqwater spokesman said the Water Quality Team was currently taking water samples from each lake to test how much bacteria was in the water, following major rainfall.

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During the closure, in-water activities are banned, including anything in which the body or face are frequently immersed, where the face is being sprayed, or where it is likely water can be swallowed, inhaled or come into contact with ears, eyes, mouth, nose or cuts in the skin.

This includes swimming, waterskiing, jet skiing and tubing.

The closure is expected to last only a couple of days.

Kayakers and boaters are still welcome to use the lake. 

 

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