Yarralumla Bay


WATER QUALITY INFORMATION

This area is OPEN, however the water is cold.

The 2017-2018 Lake Burley Griffin Recreational Season has closed. Water quality sampling and analysis for the 2018-2019 Recreational Season will commence on Monday 8 October 2018. Results will be posted on Thursday 11 October.

Cold water is dangerous. Swimming during the colder months is not recommended. For watercraft safety tips visit https://bit.ly/2G75LK8

Current water temperature: 17.0 degrees

SITE INFORMATION
Yarralumla Bay is a busy hub of water craft activities situated on the south west shores of Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra. Many rowing and sailing clubs are situated on both sides of the bay.

The AFP Water Police are situated at the north western shore of the bay.

Kayaks and standup paddle boards can be hired from the YMCA Paddle Hub on the eastern side of the bay.

There is a public jetty on the eastern shore and a boat ramp in Orana Bay (the next bay to the west).

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

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU
  • L’eau était satisfaisante dans 60 à 94 % des cas
  • Statut Historique
  • 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 à
Légende de qualité de l’eau:   
FRÉQUENCE DE SURVEILLANCE

Des analyses de l’eau de cette plage sont effectuées toutes les semaines de 1 Janvier à 9 Avril

SOURCES

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 (www.nca.gov.au) each week with water quality data. Further user advice and information about lake closures and health alerts can also be found at
https://www.nca.gov.au/publication/lake-burley-griffin-water-quality-management-plan-2011/lake-water-quality-updates

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.

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU

Yarralumla Bay


QUALITÉ DE L’EAU
  • L’eau était satisfaisante dans 60 à 94 % des cas
  • Statut Historique
  • 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 à
Légende de qualité de l’eau:   

WATER QUALITY INFORMATION

This area is OPEN, however the water is cold.

The 2017-2018 Lake Burley Griffin Recreational Season has closed. Water quality sampling and analysis for the 2018-2019 Recreational Season will commence on Monday 8 October 2018. Results will be posted on Thursday 11 October.

Cold water is dangerous. Swimming during the colder months is not recommended. For watercraft safety tips visit https://bit.ly/2G75LK8

Current water temperature: 17.0 degrees

SITE INFORMATION
Yarralumla Bay is a busy hub of water craft activities situated on the south west shores of Lake Burley Griffin, Canberra. Many rowing and sailing clubs are situated on both sides of the bay.

The AFP Water Police are situated at the north western shore of the bay.

Kayaks and standup paddle boards can be hired from the YMCA Paddle Hub on the eastern side of the bay.

There is a public jetty on the eastern shore and a boat ramp in Orana Bay (the next bay to the west).

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

FRÉQUENCE DE SURVEILLANCE

Des analyses de l’eau de cette plage sont effectuées toutes les semaines de 1 Janvier à 9 Avril

SOURCES

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 (www.nca.gov.au) each week with water quality data. Further user advice and information about lake closures and health alerts can also be found at
https://www.nca.gov.au/publication/lake-burley-griffin-water-quality-management-plan-2011/lake-water-quality-updates

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.

QUALITÉ DE L’EAU



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