Dams Closed to ALL Water Based Activities

Cooby, Cressbrook and Perserverance

4 February 2019

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Three dams will remain closed to all water activities due to the high levels of Cyanobacteria detected.

Toowoomba Regional Council has closed Lake Cooby and Lake Cressbrook to water activities with Lake Perseverance remaining closed due to high levels of Cyanobacteria detected at each of the dams.

At Lake Cressbrook and Lake Perseverance, land based activities are allowed and at Lake Cooby the dam wall picnic area remains open, however Loveday Cove is closed to the public.

Toowoomba Regional Council Water portfolio leader Cr Bill Cahill said we could expect these events to become more regular as dam levels decrease due to the ongoing dry conditions.

“Cyanobacteria represents no risk to drinking water supplies as the water treatment and disinfection process removes them. However, coming into contact with water that contains Cyanobacteria may cause skin irritation and if consumed could lead to irritation of the oesophagus.”

Council will conduct its regular testing regime of the three dams on a weekly basis to determine when each of the dams can re-open to water activities.

To more info and to view activities open or closed at the dams, please head here.

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