Acton West Jetty


WATER QUALITY INFORMATION

This area is OPEN and there are no restrictions in place. While this area is open, the water is still cold.

Cold water is dangerous. Swimming during the colder months is not recommended.

Temperature: 14.8 degrees

SITE INFORMATION

On the western shore of Acton Peninsula this site is the closest launch site to paddle over to Springbank Island. This is a great vantage spot to watch the sailing regattas in West Lake or just watch the sun set over Lake Burley Griffin.

This area is within walking distance of the National Museum of Australia and The Australian National University and is only 10 minutes drive from Canberra's city centre.

*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 October 8th, 2019. 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:   
MONITORING FREQUENCY

Acton West Jetty is sampled weekly from October 8th to April 8th

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 (fail) 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/national-land/lake-burley-griffin-management/lake-water-quality

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

Water quality information and data requests can be sent to lakeburleygriffin@nca.gov.au

Water Quality Advisory signs are at all recreational areas.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH

Acton West Jetty


WATER QUALITY
  • Meets water quality standards
  • Current Status
  • This status is based on the latest sample, taken on October 8th, 2019. 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. While this area is open, the water is still cold.

Cold water is dangerous. Swimming during the colder months is not recommended.

Temperature: 14.8 degrees

SITE INFORMATION

On the western shore of Acton Peninsula this site is the closest launch site to paddle over to Springbank Island. This is a great vantage spot to watch the sailing regattas in West Lake or just watch the sun set over Lake Burley Griffin.

This area is within walking distance of the National Museum of Australia and The Australian National University and is only 10 minutes drive from Canberra's city centre.

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

MONITORING FREQUENCY

Acton West Jetty is sampled weekly from October 8th to April 8th

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 (fail) 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/national-land/lake-burley-griffin-management/lake-water-quality

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

Water quality information and data requests can be sent to lakeburleygriffin@nca.gov.au

Water Quality Advisory signs are at all recreational areas.

WATER QUALITY GRAPH



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