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Lake Glenmaggie

Current BGA Blooms

Channels, river, Glenmaggie

Blue Green Algae has been detected in the Macalister Irrigation District channel system, as well as in the Macalister River in Maffra and Lake Glenmaggie.

Levels in the Main Northern and Main Southern remain above agricultural trigger levels 

The Main Eastern and Nambrok District Channels are now below agricultural trigger levels but BGA is still present.

Any queries contact SRW via Waterline.

Irrigators in potentially affected areas  are advised to avoid inhaling water droplets and this should not be sprayed onto leafy vegetables, florets or allowed to flood pastures.

Stock and pets should be prevented from accessing untreated water.

SRW has notified customers deemed to be of high risk and is continuing to regularly monitor and test levels.

Blue Green Algae can be dangerous to humans and animals. It can cause skin rashes or itchiness; sore eyes, ears and nose; or if swallowed, gastroenteritis, nausea or vomiting. People who come into direct contact with contaminated water should wash immediately in fresh water.

This water should not be used for drinking, cooking or other domestic uses. Boiling the affected water will not make it safe for use.

Pet owners should prevent pets from drinking or having direct contact with contaminated water.

If you are experiencing a health issue you think is related to contact with water contaminated by BGA, please seek medical advice promptly.

SRW will continue to monitor the situation and will provide updates accordingly.

BGA and irrigation – Agriculture Victoria information

NOTE:  Gippsland Water has confirmed that the drinking water it supplies to Maffra and surrounding towns is unaffected, with treatment processes removing any algae so that the water from your tap is safe to drink.

Lake Glenmaggie

A Blue Green Algae (BGA) bloom warning is current for Lake Glenmaggie.

Warning signs advising people not to swim, fish or come in contact with the water have been erected at the reservoir, and boating is also not recommended

Macalister River, Maffra

Blue Green Algae (BGA) has been confirmed in a section of the Macalister River in Maffra.

Warning signage have been erected at the Port of Maffra. SRW is monitoring the situation and will provide updates as further results are available.

Please avoid human and animal contact with the water (including swimming, fishing and boating).

MID Channels

BGA levels in the channel systems Main Northern and Main Southern remain above agricultural alert levels. The Main Eastern and Nambrok District Channels are now below agricultural trigger levels but BGA is still present.

Irrigators in potentially affected areas are advised to avoid inhaling water droplets and this should not be sprayed onto leafy vegetables, florets or allowed to flood pastures.

SRW has notified customers deemed to be of high risk and is continuing to regularly monitor and test levels.

Werribee Irrigation District - recycled water supply

High levels of Blue Green Algae has been detected in the recycled water supply to the Werribee Irrigation District. SRW has notified those customers of the algal levels and potential risks on Thursday 11 April 2019.  SRW will continue to notify customers of any changes.

 

Boating speed restrictions now in place

Glenmaggie Reservoir has fallen below 25%, triggering recreational water usage restrictions.
This restricts boats and other water vessels to 5-knots per hour across the lake, and so waterskiing and jetskiing are not possible.  Fishing is still permitted.
Boats are not banned from the lake but must obey the 5 knot restriction, which is well signed around the shoreline.
The restrictions are for obvious safety reasons. There are a number of snags and obstacles that become serious hazards when the lake levels drop. SRW urges everyone using Glenmaggie to observe the speed restriction and stay safe.

Lake-Glenmaggie full restrictions

 

Lake Glenmaggie

Lake Glenmaggie, located in Gippsland, is a very popular recreational area offering opportunities for boating, swimming and picnicking.

The lake is an annual storage which provides water for farmers throughout the Macalister Irrigation District. This means that the lake fills and empties most years.

Hours of operation

The Lake Glenmaggie Dam Wall recreational area is open from 8.00am and closed at 8.00pm daily.

Facilities and what we do

Lake Glenmaggie is popular for boating, fishing, swimming and picnics. Camping is available at the privately operated Lake Glenmaggie Caravan Park.

Facilities at our two main recreation areas, the dam wall and Sandy Point, include:

Recreational facilities – dam wall

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Please note: There is no public access for any activity beyond the barrier near the weir wall.

Recreational facilities – Sandy Point

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Request to hold events

From time to time, people wish to hold events at our recreational facilities including festivals, birthday parties and weddings. We cannot close or our recreational facilities for private events and you can not book sites. 

You must have permission to hold any organised entertainment, rally, boating event or regatta, festival, public meeting, training class or demonstration, wedding or similar ceremony, or private functions for 30 or more people.

Please email us to with your request in writing.

Not permitted

While visiting our facilities you are not permitted to:

  • camp or stay overnight
  • have fires or fire pits
  • leave rubbish - all our sites are carry in carry out zones
  • reserve any picnic areas
  • drive or ride motorbikes along the shoreline or in fenced areas
  • enter prohibited areas
  • vandalise the facilities
  • hunt, carry or discharge a firearm
  • ride or walk horses anywhere, including in the water.
Location
Lake Glenmaggie is located on the Macalister River in Central Gippsland, Victoria – VicRoad Reference Map 82 E8.

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