Lake closed due to high bac­te­ria level

Gatton Star - - NEWS -

LAKE­SIDE fun is off the ta­ble for any­one look­ing to cool off.

High lev­els of bac­te­ria were de­tected in Lake Dyer dur­ing rou­tine test­ing on Mon­day

An an­nounce­ment by South East Queens­land Wa­ter on Tues­day warned the Lai­d­ley lake was con­tam­i­nated by a bac­te­ria that could re­sult in gas­troen­teri­tis-like symp­toms.

The lake has been closed for all wa­ter-based ac­tiv­i­ties un­til fur­ther no­tice.

An SEQ spokesper­son said the clo­sure was a pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sure in the in­ter­est of pub­lic safety.

“Ex­po­sure can re­sult in gas­troen­teri­tis-like symp­toms. SEQ wa­ter will con­tinue to mon­i­tor wa­ter qual­ity in the lake and re­open it to wa­ter-based ac­tiv­i­ties as soon as pos­si­ble,” the spokesper­son said.

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