Grevillea Beach (East Basin)


WATER QUALITY INFORMATION

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

Current water temperature: 19.0 degrees

SITE INFORMATION
Grevillea Beach, East Basin on the northern shore of Lake Burley Griffin, is a long open beach popular with water craft recreation activities. There is a dragonboat course and this is the location of the Capital Lakes Rowing Club.

Grevillea Beach offers a boat ramp and ample parking and is close to the Jerrabomberra Wetlands and the Molonglo River. Exposed to strong winds, East Basin is popular with windsurfing.

Grevillea Beach is 15 minutes from the city centre of Canberra.

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

Grevillea Beach (East Basin) 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

Grevillea Beach (East Basin)


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: 19.0 degrees

SITE INFORMATION
Grevillea Beach, East Basin on the northern shore of Lake Burley Griffin, is a long open beach popular with water craft recreation activities. There is a dragonboat course and this is the location of the Capital Lakes Rowing Club.

Grevillea Beach offers a boat ramp and ample parking and is close to the Jerrabomberra Wetlands and the Molonglo River. Exposed to strong winds, East Basin is popular with windsurfing.

Grevillea Beach is 15 minutes from the city centre of Canberra.

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Grevillea Beach (East Basin) 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



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