Central Basin, Captain Cook Memorial Jet


WATER QUALITY INFORMATION

This area is OPEN and there are no restrictions in place.

Current water temperature: 20.5 degrees

SITE INFORMATION
Defined by Commonwealth Avenue Bridge and Kings Avenue Bridge, Lake Burley Griffin is the ornamental centrepiece to the Australia's national capital, Canberra and is the setting of many national cultural institutions.

Situated in Central Basin, off Regatta Point is the Captain Cook Memorial Jet and the Captain Cook Memorial Globe. To the east, rising above Aspen Island is the National Carillon.

*STANDING BACTERIA ALERT*
Swimming should be avoided for several days after heavy rainfall as bacterial levels are strongly affected by such events.

WATER QUALITY
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . National Capital Authority updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
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MONITORING FREQUENCY

Central Basin, Captain Cook Memorial Jet is sampled weekly from October 9th to December 30th

SOURCE INFORMATION

The National Capital Authority (the NCA) monitors the water quality of Lake Burley Griffin in accordance with the Lake Burley Griffin Water Quality Management Plan 2010 (available on www.nca.gov.au). Lake Burley Griffin is a freshwater lake.

During the recreational season (mid October to mid April) Enterococci and blue green algae (cyanobacteria) are monitored to advise on the suitability of the water quality for recreational purposes (Primary Contact Recreation: swimming, bathing, novice secondary, and Secondary Contact Recreation: sailing, rowing, kayaks etc).

Sites are monitored weekly during the Recreational Season. The Recreational Season runs from 2nd Monday in October to 2nd Monday in April. Samples are collected Mondays (or Tuesdays if Monday is a public holiday).

Beaches are given a red (pass) if they exceed either of the following protective criteria:
Enterococci: 200 cfu/100mL

Cyanobacteria: 20,000 Indicative Microcystis aeruginosa algae cells/ml (Medium alert)

Additional warnings are issued when cyanobacteria level reach high (≥50,000 cells/ml) or extreme ( ≥125,000 cells/ml) levels.

The NCA updates the Lake Burley Griffin Water Quality website (lbgwq.nationalcapital.gov.au) each week with water quality information and user advice and lake closures.

Follow the NCA on Twitter: @nca_media and Facebook: @NCA.gov for current water quality information.

Water Quality Advisory signs are at all recreational areas.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Central Basin, Captain Cook Memorial Jet


WATER QUALITY
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on . National Capital Authority updates the status of this beach as soon as test results become available. These results were posted to Swim Guide on at
For water quality icon legend, click:   

WATER QUALITY INFORMATION

This area is OPEN and there are no restrictions in place.

Current water temperature: 20.5 degrees

SITE INFORMATION
Defined by Commonwealth Avenue Bridge and Kings Avenue Bridge, Lake Burley Griffin is the ornamental centrepiece to the Australia's national capital, Canberra and is the setting of many national cultural institutions.

Situated in Central Basin, off Regatta Point is the Captain Cook Memorial Jet and the Captain Cook Memorial Globe. To the east, rising above Aspen Island is the National Carillon.

*STANDING BACTERIA ALERT*
Swimming should be avoided for several days after heavy rainfall as bacterial levels are strongly affected by such events.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Central Basin, Captain Cook Memorial Jet is sampled weekly from October 9th to December 30th

SOURCE INFORMATION

The National Capital Authority (the NCA) monitors the water quality of Lake Burley Griffin in accordance with the Lake Burley Griffin Water Quality Management Plan 2010 (available on www.nca.gov.au). Lake Burley Griffin is a freshwater lake.

During the recreational season (mid October to mid April) Enterococci and blue green algae (cyanobacteria) are monitored to advise on the suitability of the water quality for recreational purposes (Primary Contact Recreation: swimming, bathing, novice secondary, and Secondary Contact Recreation: sailing, rowing, kayaks etc).

Sites are monitored weekly during the Recreational Season. The Recreational Season runs from 2nd Monday in October to 2nd Monday in April. Samples are collected Mondays (or Tuesdays if Monday is a public holiday).

Beaches are given a red (pass) if they exceed either of the following protective criteria:
Enterococci: 200 cfu/100mL

Cyanobacteria: 20,000 Indicative Microcystis aeruginosa algae cells/ml (Medium alert)

Additional warnings are issued when cyanobacteria level reach high (≥50,000 cells/ml) or extreme ( ≥125,000 cells/ml) levels.

The NCA updates the Lake Burley Griffin Water Quality website (lbgwq.nationalcapital.gov.au) each week with water quality information and user advice and lake closures.

Follow the NCA on Twitter: @nca_media and Facebook: @NCA.gov for current water quality information.

Water Quality Advisory signs are at all recreational areas.

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